Hornsby Shire Council has been named one of Australia’s top local government mobile phone recyclers for the fourth year running.
The NSW council was named one of seven state and territory winners of MobileMuster’s 2022 recycling awards announced at the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly last week.
Other winners included East Arnhem Regional Council (NT), the City of Launceston Council (Tas) and the City of Monash Council (Vic), Brisbane City Council (Qld), City of Onkaparinga (SA), and City of Stirling (WA).
MobileMuster’s local council partners collected over 5.8 tonnes nationally in 2021-22, including over 35,000 handsets and batteries. Over the 12 months, Hornsby Shire residents deposited 670kg of unwanted mobiles and accessories at the council’s Thornleigh community recycling centre.
Head of MobileMuster Spyro Kalos congratulated Hornsby Shire on its achievement and acknowledged the significant work local councils do in supporting the community to recycle.
“Our local council partners play a crucial role in educating the community on why and how to recycle, along with providing easily accessible drop-off sites,” he said.
“With e-waste a growing waste stream, now more than ever our local council partners are an important part of the solution in collecting and recycling more mobile phones and their accessories.”