Mobiles put to good use

BENDIGO residents will now be able to recycle their old mobile phones at their nearest Salvos Store. 

In a new partnership between Salvos Stores and MobileMuster, the official recycling program of the Australian Mobile Phone Industry, residents will be able get rid of their old phone and accessories and raise money for the Salvation Army. 

Salvos Stores will receive $2 for every kilogram collected from MobileMuster in-store. 

MobileMuster Recycling manager Rose Read said Bendigo residents would not only be giving their local Salvos Store a helping hand but would be keeping the estimated 22 million old and unused mobiles out of landfill. 

“By increasing the drop-off points in the Bendigo region and throughout Australia through Salvos Stores we are making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and recycle their old mobiles in the safest and most ethical way possible,” she said. Ms Read encouraged Bendigo residents to donate their old phones. 

“Some people have up to three phones in their cupboards at home, they might think they will need to use an old phone down the track and they never do,” she said. 

“Not only will Bendigo’s residents have a feel-good factor when they recycle their old mobile phone, but now they can also help The Salvation Army help others in need. 

“This program is also about helping the environment.”

Salvos Stores Sustainability and Waste manager Donald Munro said the new partnership was a great way to increase the range of goods they were able to recycle. 

Bendigo residents can recycle their mobile phones at the Long Gully, Bendigo and Strath Hill Centre stores. 

For more information about MobileMuster visit www.mobilemuster.com.au

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