More than 90 per cent of the materials in your old mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories can be recovered and turned into plastic fence posts, jewellery and stainless steel.
How many old and unused mobiles do you have at home? Don't let your old handset and batteries go to waste.
There are many places where you can recycle your old phones. Find your nearest free collection point by visiting www.mobilemuster.com.au and look for the MobileMuster tube or box when you get there. Alternatively you can post in your mobile phones using a free post recycling satchel (available from Australia Post outlets) or by downloading a free post mailing label from the MobileMuster website.
MobileMuster is a not-for-profit free recycling service funded by the majority of handset manufacturers and all network carriers. All mobile phones and related products it collects are recycled to the highest environmental standards; none are refurbished and resold.
Recycling your old mobiles is a simple, free and easy way you can help reduce carbon pollution and conserve our natural resources. Mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories should not be thrown in the bin as they are not biodegradable and contain small amounts of heavy metals and other materials which can be harmful to the environment.
Fortunately, recycling rates of old mobiles have almost doubled over recent years. MobileMuster recycled over 390,000 phones in 2005–06. In 2007–08, the figure was 755,000.