Rubbish removal in Kyeemagh is important for everyone and we all must endeavour to do so properly and in an effective and environmentally responsible way.
One thing that is too often discarded into general waste is old mobile phones. These are easily recyclable and should never ever be put into the regular rubbish bin.
There are thirty-one million mobile phones in Australia and four billion worldwide. Australians on average upgrade our mobile phones every eighteen months to two years. How we dispose of our old phones matters.
Most of us tend to keep or pass on our old mobile phones to others when we upgrade, usually to our kids. Yet many old mobile phones are thrown away in the general waste rubbish bin. It’s also estimated that more than twenty-three million old mobile phones are sitting forgotten in drawers and cupboards throughout Australia.
Mobile phones can be recycled, and more than ninety-five percent of their component parts can be recovered and reused. These parts include copper, nickel, gold, silver, cadmium, and various types of plastics. The metals and plastics taken from phones can be recycled into materials including new stainless steel, batteries, plastic fence posts, and even jewellery.
It’s important to be aware of the fact that, while mobile phone parts are valuable, they are also full of toxic heavy metals that are environmentally unsafe and can be very harmful if they find their way into landfill.
Wondering how to recycle your old mobile phone?
- Mobile Muster (via free recycling satchel available from Australia Post)
- Your local mobile phone store
- SUEZ e-waste recycling service
- Planet Ark
Recycling properly saves the environment, and it has also reduced the mining of thirty thousand tonnes of metal ore. This is the equivalent of planting sixty thousand trees.
Never put old phones in your kerbside council recycling bin; dispose of them as advised above.
AA Adonis Rubbish Removals in Kyeemagh and throughout Sydney makes life easy when it comes to rubbish removal. We come to you and remove all manner of unwanted items, including those that can be recycled. Call us today and learn how we can help!