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Recycling Old Mobile Phones

MobileMuster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry in Australia.

What can be recycled

Over 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered and used as raw materials for new products.

  • Batteries include nickel to make stainless steel and cobalt and cadmium to make new batteries.
  • Circuit boards include small amounts of gold and silver that is used in jewellery and other applications.
  • Handset housings and casings include plastics that are shredded and used to make fence posts and pallets.
  • Accessories include plastics and metals that are shredded, sorted and then used to make new plastic or metal products.

Collection points - Shire Council Office and Library


Click here for Cootamundra's Recycling Near You Website

Click here to go to the Planet Ark Website

What you can Recycle (PDF 135KB)