Monash one of the top mobile phone recyclers in Victoria

 05 June 2018

Mobile phones

Monash Council is one of the top recyclers of mobile phones in Victoria under the popular Mobile Muster partnership program.

In recognition of this achievement, Monash Council is in the running for an award from Mobile Muster that recognises its work to encourage people to recycle their mobile phones.

The awards are based on the council that has collected the most mobile phone components (measured in kilograms) for recycling between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2018 in each State and Territory of Australia.

Mobile Muster is the recycling program of the Australian mobile phone industry and has been partnering with local councils for more than 12 years to make recycling accessible and community-friendly.

Mayor Paul Klisaris said Council was proud to be recognised for its work in encouraging the Monash community to recycle its phones.

“Monash Council prides itself on being a leader in community education about recycling and sustainability,” Cr Klisaris said.

“By offering convenient public drop-off points as part of the Mobile Muster program we are educating the community on how to recycle responsibly and play our part in diverting thousands of tonnes of non-renewable resources out of landfill and back into the manufacture of new products.”

Monash Council has partnered with Mobile Muster since 2008 and has collection points at the Civic Centre (Glen Waverley), Waste and Transfer Station (Notting Hill), Wheelers Hill Library, Glen Waverley Library, Clayton Library and Mount Waverley Library.

Council previously won a Mobile Muster award in 2013 for top mobile phone collector (kg) in Victoria.

Contact: Emily Webb 0466 026 560 or email emily.webb@monash.vic.gov.au

 

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