Brisbane City Council wins national e-waste recycling award

Posted June 17, 2014

Brisbane City Council was announced today as the national winner of MobileMuster’s Top Collector Award in their 2014 Local Government Awards.

Presented in Canberra at the National General Assembly of Local Government, Brisbane City Council received their award for increasing their collections by over 50 percent over the past year which contributed over 215kg of mobile phones components for recycling.


Councillor Peter Matic, Chairman of the Public and Active Transport Committee and Councillor for Toowong Ward accepted the award on behalf of Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council hosts 47 MobileMuster collection points in the council area making it easy and convenient for the local community to recycle their old and unused mobile phones.

Rose Read, Recycling Manager, Mobile Muster, said, “We proudly recognise the exemplary work of Brisbane City Council in working with us to fulfil our charter of keeping old mobiles out of landfill. Without the support of Brisbane City Council and the 349 councils across Australia that work in partnership with our recycling program, MobileMuster wouldn't be the successful recycling program it is today.”

Brisbane City Council was awarded alongside four other councils in the awards ceremony within the following categories:

  1. Top Collector Per Capita: Hay Shire Council, NSW
  2. Best Promoter: City of Mitcham, SA
  3. Working with Schools: City of Ryde, NSW
  4. National Excellence: City of Sydney, NSW

MobileMuster’s local government awards commenced in 2007 to recognise the outstanding efforts of local councils in promoting and collecting mobile phone components for recycling. Through our council program MobileMuster provides collection boxes and wheelie bins and a range of community education materials. MobileMuster also supports councils recycling initiatives with community education programs, public relations and social media campaigns on the importance of mobile phone e-waste recycling.

For more information about how to recycle your old mobile phone, chargers and accessories go to

Image credit: Councillor Peter Matic (Brisbane City Council) and Dr Felicity-ann Lewis (President of Australian Local Government Association).