MobileMuster announces top local government recyclers

Over the past 12 months Hornsby Shire Council has collected 578 kilograms of mobile phones through its recycling centre and MobileMuster drop-off point.

The announcement was made at the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly in Canberra.

MobileMuster Manager Spyro Kalos said the product stewardship scheme partners with nearly 400 councils around Australia and reaches 18 million residents.

“We are proud to partner with councils like Hornsby Shire Council, who represent a community driven to create a vibrant sustainable environment for themselves and future generations to live and work,” Mr Kalos said.

“The awards demonstrate the importance of industry and local government working together to tackle the growing problem of e-waste and making sure it is safely and securely recycled through an accredited program.”

Mr Kalos said it was important to ensure all communities have access to mobile phone recycling, with an estimated 25 million old mobile phones stockpiled in drawers across Australia.

“Local governments are often the first point of contact for residents and small businesses who want to recycle tricky items like their old mobile phones and accessories,” Mr Kalos said.

“In partnership with MobileMuster, councils can help Australians sustainably declutter their old phones, save precious resources and clean up the environment.”

MobileMuster’s Top Local Government Recyclers 2019:

National – Hornsby Shire Council

New South Wales – Hornsby Shire Council

Northern Territory – Darwin City Council

Queensland – Brisbane City Council

South Australia – City of Tea Tree Gully

Tasmania – Burnie City Council

Victoria – Moonee Valley City Council

Western Australia – City of Stirling

MobileMuster’s Top Local Government Recyclers Per Capita 2019:

National – Shire of Mount Marshall

New South Wales – Bellingen Shire Council

Northern Territory – Alice Springs Town Council

Queensland – Douglas Shire Council

South Australia – District Council of Mount Barker

Tasmania – Break O’Day Council

Victoria – Pyrenees Shire Council

Western Australia – Shire of Mount Marshall

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