Keep going, you've almost won the award!

Posted: Monday 10 April, 2017

More than 116 kilograms of phones have already been recycled by Hornsby Shire residents in the Mobile Muster, placing them in the running for the award.

“Thank you to everybody who has donated their old and unwanted mobile phones to the Muster,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.

“Now that we’ve come this far we want to make sure you get the award, so if there are any unused phones in your home we urge you to donate them.”

Mobile Muster who is Australia’s only government-accredited, not-for-profit mobile phone recycling program.

Its aim is to keep mobile phones away from landfill where they can cause significant environmental damage.

Materials used in mobile phones, batteries and chargers are collected by Mobile Muster and 95 percent of them can be recovered and reused.

Any data that is left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling processes.

“This is one of those great programs that looks good from every direction,” Mayor Russell said.

“Hornsby Shire’s residents have embraced it and they’ve already done a great job.

“They deserve the award for this and we’re going to help them receive it.”

Drop off your unused mobile phones at Council's Waste Depot at 29 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh, Tuesday to Fridays, 8:30am to 4pm and Saturdays, 8:30am to 12pm.

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