THE Salvation Army is calling on local residents to recycle their old mobile phones and accessories to help families in need.
Not-for-profit mobile phone recycling program MobileMuster will give $2 to The Salvation Army for every 1kg that is recycled with them until the end of January.
“As new mobiles are bought, old ones end up lying around in drawers unused and potentially ending up in the rubbish,” recycling manager Rose Read said.
Now in its second year, MobileMuster aims to collect more than 16,000kg of mobile phone handsets plus batteries and chargers.
Go to www.mobilemuster.com.|au to find your nearest drop-off point or pick up a free post-back recycling satchel from any Australia Post store.