The East Arnhem Regional Council was named one of the top seven local government mobile phone recyclers at this week’s National General Assembly.
Other state and territory winners of MobileMuster’s recycling awards included Hornsby Shire Council, Cairns Regional Council, City of Charles Sturt Council (SA), City of Launceston Council, City of Monash Council (Vic), and Mindarie Regional Council (WA).
Head of MobileMuster Spyro Kalos paid tribute to the winners and acknowledged the stewardship program’s council partners “who help us educate the community and recycle through the program”.
“We know all know that electronic waste, such as mobile phones, shouldn’t be placed in kerbside garbage or recycling bins, and we need to make it easy for the community to recycle safely and securely through accredited government programs like MobileMuster.”
Local government MobileMuster collection sites now number more than 1000, with the program recovering over 95 percent of the material from old phones and accessories.
These are then used in the manufacture of new products, reducing the need for virgin materials.
The MobileMuster awards recognise the council programs, services, and people who support and promote the program.