MobileMuster 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.
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.
At MobileMuster, we aim to make sure mobiles are handled properly at the end of their useful lives. Our mission is simple. We promise to keep mobile phones out of landfill. All we are asking you to do is to promise to recycle them.
How to recycle
MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public.
Residents are encouraged to recycle their old phones, batteries, chargers and accessories by:
- Dropping off your mobile phone at any Council Customer Service Centre in the designated receptacle provided
- Finding another drop-off point in your area
- Posting your mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories to MobileMuster. This can be posted for FREE by downloading and printing the reply-paid label and affixing to your package prior to posting
Each and every mobile we receive is dismantled and recycled, and any data left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling process.