Council urges people to recycle CDMA phones

With the CDMA mobile phone network to be closed down at the end of this month, handset owners are being urged to recycle their old CDMA phones.

On January 28, CDMA mobile phones will cease to work once the network has closed down.

Lismore City Councils waste education officer, Kevin Trustum, said the closure of the network meant many Lismore residents would replace their old CDMA mobile phones.

So it is important that as a community we dont leave these lying around at home or in the office or worst still end up in the rubbish, Mr Trustum said. Mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories are not biodegradable and should not be thrown in the rubbish bin where they will end up in landfill.

MobileMuster will recover over 90 per cent of the plastic and metals in the products to be turned into plastic fence posts, jewellery and stainless steel products.

CDMA handsets, batteries, chargers and accessories can be recycled at the Council Chambers in Goonellabah or Councils CBD office in Magellan Street and the Revolve Shop at the Wyrallah Road Waste Facility.

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

The CDMA network will be replaced by Telstras Next G network on January 28. Feedback on the Next G network is welcomed by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Phone 1800 883 488.


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