MobileMuster: Collection network and industry participation

Last Modified: Tue Nov 07 2017 05:12:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3,500
    public drop off points all around Australia, from the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory to the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania. (3,100 in 2015-16).
  • 1,725
    stores and service centers that are drop off collection points to the general public. It includes all major mobile phone retailers such as Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Samsung stores, along with Officeworks, Battery World and the Salvos. (1,959 in 2015-16).
  • 378
    local councils around Australia have partnered with MobileMuster and they offer public collection points and also raise awareness among their residents on how to dispose of their old devices responsibly. (360 in 2015-16).
  • 1,411
    workplaces across the country that promote mobile phone recycling to their staff and run internal collection drives. (2,100 in 2015-16).
  • 3,600
    AusPost outlets that offer free post back service that provides consumers with a convenient way to recycle their old mobiles and accessories.
  • 537
    other non-mobile retailers and 500 schools are also participating as collection points/centres. (1,290 in 2015-16).
  • 10
    major participating manufacturers include Microsoft, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel, OPPO, Google and HMD Global (Nokia). Together these manufacturers represent 43.3% of the mobile handset market in Australia. Two additions from 2015-16 include Google and HMD Global.