Recycling your old phone

When your phone is broken or too old to be useful, the best thing you can do is to recycle it so it doesn’t end up in landfill.

Recycling your phone is easy through a service such as Mobile Muster, the Australian mobile industry’s official recycling scheme.

Since 1998, Mobile Muster has recycled over 1,168 tonnes of mobile phone components, including 9.95 million handsets and batteries.

On top of old phones, Mobile Muster also takes used phone batteries, chargers and accessories - and it won’t cost you a thing.

Did you know?

  • Over 90% of the materials used in phones and their accessories can be recovered and recycled to make new products
  • Every tonne of phone materials recovered eliminates 10 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Phones should never be thrown out. They're not biodegradable, and they contain some materials that can potentially harm the environment if not handled correctly at the end of a phone's useful life. Our goal is to increase our handset recycling but we need your help. It’s easy to recycle your old phone, just visit a Vodafone store and drop it in the Mobile Muster bin. Or head online, download a prepaid label and post your phone in. Some new phones even come with a Mobile Muster prepaid postage bag in the box.