City of Mitcham wins national e-waste recycling award

Posted June 17, 2014

City of Mitcham was announced today as the national winner of MobileMuster’s Best Promoter Award in their 2014 Local Government Awards.

Presented in Canberra at the National General Assembly of Local Government, City of Mitcham received their award for promoting the MobileMuster program as part of their e-waste recycling initiatives. Over the past 12 months the council has increased their collections by over 80 percent and contributed over 57kg of old and unused mobile phone components for recycling through the MobileMuster program. Michael Picton, Mayor of the City of Mitcham accepted the award on behalf of the council.City Of Mitcham

Rose Read, Recycling Manager, Mobile Muster, said, “We proudly recognise the exemplary work of City of Mitcham Council in working with us to fulfil our charter of keeping old mobiles out of landfill. Without the support of City of Mitcham 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.”

City of Mitcham was awarded alongside four other councils in the awards ceremony within the following categories:

  1. Top Collector: Brisbane City Council, QLD
  2. Top Collector Per Capita: Hay Shire Council, NSW
  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: Michael Picton, Mayor of the City of Mitcham and Dr Felicity-ann Lewis (President of Australian Local Government Association).