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(21-06-17) Mobile Muster

Jun 21, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Mobile Muster is the Australian mobile phone industry’s official product stewardship program.

It’s a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it’s the industry’s way of ensuring mobile phone products don’t end up in landfill – but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

Recycling your old mobile through North Burnett Regional Council with Mobile Muster is easy and free just:

  • Drop them off at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres.
  • Post them in using a free reply-paid recycling satchel available from any Australia Post store.
  • Go to the MobileMuster website  to find your nearest drop-off points or download a free mailing label.

So why is this important? Over 90% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable and can be reused, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

Mobile phone components should also never be thrown in the rubbish, where they can end up in landfill. For one thing they’re not biodegradable, so they won’t break down. On top of that, mobiles contain some substances that can potentially harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.

Mobile Muster aims to make sure mobiles are handled properly at the end of their useful lives. Their mission is simple. They promise to keep mobile phones out of landfill. All they are asking you to do is to promise to recycle them.

For more information, refer to Council’s website or call Council’s Environmental Health staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).