Recycling

There are many ways in which residents can participate in recycling.

Currently residents are being encouraged to recycle mobile phones, aluminium cans, oil, vehicle batteries, garden and food waste, chemical drums, steel, printer cartridges, clothes and other household items.

Green waste is recycled into mulch at the Landfill site and used to mulch Shire gardens. This is an effective means of reducing landfill and improving the presentation of Shire gardens through recycling.

Mulching at the Landfill Site is expected to produce more
than 100 cubic metres of mulch for use on Shire gardens.

Mulch for sale at the Kununurra Landfill Site

The Shire has mulch available for sale to the public. Please contact the Landfill to check for availability. 

MobileMuster

Did you know:

  • It's estimated there are over 22 million unwanted mobiles in homes around Australia.
  • Over 90% of the materials in mobile phones, batteries and chargers can be recycled.
  • Mobile phones are not biodegradable and contain substances that can potentially harm the environment if not handled correctly at the end of a phone's useful life.

MobileMuster started in late 1998  and aims is to keep old mobiles out of landfill and to recycle them in a safe, secure and ethical way. 

MobileMuster will accept:

  • Mobile phone handsets
  • Mobile phone batteries of all kinds
  • Mobile phone chargers and accessories (e.g. ear pieces, car kits, cases)
  • Display mobile phones

MobileMuster will not accept:

  • Non-mobile phone batteries (e.g. alkaline)
  • Home phones, pagers, MP3 players, PDA’s with no phone function.
  • Any other non-mobile electric components or devices.

The Shire is a registered collection point for MobileMuster and has collection boxes at both the Kununurra and Wyndham administration offices.