It’s a win for councils at the MobileMuster awards

News Release: 18 June 2018, 10:39 UTC

With electronic waste one of the faster growing waste streams in Australia, MobileMuster demonstrates how industry and government can work together to deliver a great recycling service to the community.

With the support of local councils, the government accredited mobile phone recycling program, works to raise awareness and encourage recycling action.

The District Council of Kimba in South Australia had the honour of taking out the National Top Collector per Capita. Located halfway across Australia on the northern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia the agricultural district has been involved in the MobileMuster program since 2007. Each year the council books in a free collection with MobileMuster.

Spyro Kalos, Manager, MobileMuster said, “It’s great to have regional and remote councils, such as the District Council of Kimba, be active MobileMuster collection partners. It helps to make the program accessible and convenient for local residents.”

“Councils play a crucial role in encouraging the community to recycle, over the last 12 years they’ve done an incredible job of delivering almost 34 tonnes of mobiles and accessories for recycling.”

“The real winner is the environment which benefits from the hard work and commitment of local councils who provide the community with a responsible and secure way to recycle their mobile phones.”

The top collectors are determined by total weight of mobile phones and accessories that have been collected by each council across Australia between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2018. See list of winning councils below.

Top local council collectors in each state:

  • New South Wales: Hornsby Shire Council
  • Northern Territory: Alice Springs Town Council
  • Queensland: Brisbane City Council
  • South Australia: City of Onkaparinga
  • Tasmania: Waratah Wynyard Council
  • Victoria: Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Western Australia: City of Stirling

National top collector per capita: District Council of Kimba , South Australia.