Mobile for a meal – help support Mobile Muster

Jan 5, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett Regional Council is calling on their community to recycle their old and unused mobile phones to help support OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation through the Mobile Muster ‘Mobile for a Meal’ campaign.

For every mobile recycled with Mobile Muster this January and February Mobile Muster will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest, in turn tackling two of Australia’s big waste challenges, e-waste and food waste by recycling 60,000 old mobile phones to deliver 60,000 meals. Every day OzHarvest rescues surplus food and delivers it to charities supporting people in need across the country.

MobileMuster’s recent annual research into how many old mobiles there are in Australia found that there are more than 22.5 million old and unused mobiles phones going to waste in drawers, cupboards and garages across Australia.

“This means there are now the same number on average of old unused mobiles in a home as there are people,” North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers said.

North Burnett Regional Council has been working with MobileMuster to ensure that residents can recycle their old mobiles and accessories in a safe, secure and ethical way.

“We’re calling on our community to help us ensure these mobiles and accessories don’t end up in landfill by dropping them off at one of our local MobileMuster collection points,” said Mayor Chambers.

By recycling with MobileMuster over 90% of the materials inside your mobile phones will be recovered and made into new items. This replaces the need to mine non-renewable resources, saves energy, avoids future greenhouse gas emissions and protects our environment.

Recycling your old mobile through North Burnett Regional Council with MobileMuster is easy and free just:

  1. Drop them off at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres;
  2. Post them in using a free reply-paid recycling satchel available from any Australia Post store; or
  3. Go to to find your nearest drop-off points or download a free mailing label.

For more information on why and where to recycle with MobileMuster see the MobileMuster website.

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