Hay Shire Council wins national e-waste recycling award

Posted June 17, 2014

Hay Shire Council was announced today as the national winner of MobileMuster’s National Excellence Award in their 2014 Local Government Awards.

Presented in Canberra at the National General Assembly of Local Government, Hay Shire Council received their award for encouraging their local community to recycle their old and unused mobile phones to become MobileMuster’s Top Collector per capita.


Cr Bill Sheaffe, Mayor of Hay Shire Council said, “We are honoured to be recognised by MobileMuster for making it easy for our local community to recycle their old and unused mobile phones.”  

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

Hay Shire Council was awarded alongside four other councils in the awards ceremony within the following categories:

  1. Top Collector Overall: Brisbane City Council, QLD
  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: Dr Felicity-ann Lewis (President of Australian Local Government Association) with Cr Bill Sheaffe, Mayor of Hay Shire Council.