Pyrenees tops recycled mobile phone list

Pyrenees Shire director corporate and community services Kathy Bramwell and mayor Robert Vance accepted the councilʼs award for top local government recycler per capita from MobileMuster Manager Spyro Kalos earlier this month. Photo: Supplied.

The Pyrenees Shire has ranked in with the highest number of mobile phones being recycled per capita, according to MobileMuster data.

Announced at the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly, while Hornsby Shire Council took the top gong as the Australia’s top mobile phone recycler, with 578 kilograms of mobile phones recycled in the past 12 months, the Pyrenees Shire has taken top spot in Victoria, per capita.

MobileMuster is a free mobile phone recycling program which is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers. The program accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories.

Pyrenees Shire CEO Jim Nolan said the council has been involved in the program since 2012 and that the achievement is a good sign residents will adapt to the upcoming e-waste ban.

“We would like to congratulate our residents for being proactive and recycling their old mobile phones. Valuable resources such as gold are contained in phones and can be reused for other goods,” he said.

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