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Workplaces vie for Top Recycler in MobileMuster Awards

May 26, 2015

Thirty seven local workplaces* from around Australia are in the running for a Top Recycler award in the inaugural MobileMuster Workplace Recycling Awards.

MobileMuster, Australia’s only government accredited, not-for-profit mobile phone recycling program is proud to be celebrating 10 years of working with workplaces in promoting and collecting mobile phones for recycling.

The inaugural awards include Top Collector awards for each state, along with the Overall Top Collector and National Excellence Award.  The awards are based on the council who has collected the most mobile phone components for recycling between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 in each State and Nationally.

The awards acknowledge the great support received from workplaces in helping the mobile phone industry meets it promise of keeping old mobiles out of landfill and ensuring they are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

Rose Read, Recycling Manager, MobileMuster, is encouraging all workplaces across Australia to help divert thousands of tonnes of non-renewable resources out of landfill and back into the economy, “Workplaces can play a major role in educating and making it easy for their staff and customers to recycle their old mobile phones,”

“In the 12 months to December 2014, workplaces diverted over 5,579 kgs of mobiles, batteries, chargers and accessories from landfill and over the past 10 years have collected over 850,000 kg mobiles and accessories for recycling,”

“However, with an estimated 23 million old mobile phones sitting in drawers either broken or unused around Australia, there is a lot of potential e-waste that could end up in landfill if not recycled,” said Rose.

The winning workplaces will be announced at the Australian Waste and Recycling Expo in Melbourne 12th and 13th August 2015.  .

For more information on the awards and previous winners visit the MobileMuster mobilemuster.com.au/councilsor call 1300 730 070.

*The current top five workplace collectors in each state (in alphabetical order) based on collections received between 1 July 2014 and 30 April 2015 are:

Australian Capital Territory:

Department of Defence

Department of Human Services – Environmental

Department of Parliamentary Services

ACTION Buses – Tuggeranong Bus Depot

ACT NO Waste – Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre


New South Wales:

NSW State Emergency Service

Ecolab Pty Ltd

Riverside Church – Local Global Care Dubbo

Chubb Security

Childrens Hospital at Westmead


Northern Territory

NT Police Fire & Emergency Services

Department of Human Services Northern Aust Zone 16



Department of Transport & Main Roads Woree

Toowoomba Base Hospital Technology Support Service

UnitingCare Queensland

Pacific Optics P/L

Collins Restaurants Management


South Australia:

South Australia Police – Ottoway

Silver Chain Group Keswick

Domiciliary Care – SA

Department of Environment & Natural Resources

Department Further Education Employment Science Technology



Sustainable Living – Tasmania

University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Accommodation Services

Department of Premier and Cabinet Murray st




Dodo Australia


RDNS Royal District Nursing Services

Crown Casino Melbourne

Department of Justice – KITS


Western Australia:



Public Transport Authority – Perth

Woodside Energy Ltd

Citic Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd

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