A range of recycling schemes are supported by Christchurch City Council.
Run by the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum, RE:MOBILE offers an environmentally friendly way to recycle mobile phones.
There are two ways to make sure your phone gets to RE:MOBILE for safe recycling:
There are a number of locations across the country where you can drop off unwanted mobile phones. Visit remobile.co.nz(external link) to find the one nearest you.
Put your unwanted phone inside any envelope and send it to this FreePost address:
Private Bag 208004
RE:MOBILE fits with Christchurch City Council's objective of making sure that as much recyclable material as possible is diverted away from the landfill.
The programme also helps to look after our waterways through a partnership with Sustainable Coastlines(external link). The award-winning New Zealand charity has partnered with RE:MOBILE to collect and recycle mobile phones. The proceeds from this partnership help to plant trees alongside our waterways to restore our native animals, natural habitats, reduce sediment and improve water quality.