Mobile phones


There are approximately over 23 million unused mobile phones hidden in our drawers and cupboards across Australia.  Of those 5 million are broken and no longer working.

Over 95% of the resources in mobile phones can be recovered and returned to the supply chain to go back into making new products.

If disposing in general waste it is the resident's responsibility to delete all personal information off the mobile phone. Remove the battery as they may cause a fire in the collection truck or waste facility.

Disposal / recycling options

Business or community recycling programs

Recycle your mobile through national programs including the MobileMuster campaign. Ask a mobile phone store if they have a collection bin or check your new phone box for a MobileMuster pouch to mail your phone for recycling at no cost.

Wheelie bins

  • General waste bin

Waste facilities