Mobile phones

Before gifting, selling or recycling e-waste, it’s essential to wipe all data and perform a factory reset to protect your personal information.

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Free drop off

A number of stores and businesses offer in-store drop off for mobile phone recycling, including: 

Council Customer Service Centres

You can drop off mobile phones for recycling to Council's Customer Service Centres:

  • Croydon Customer Service Centre, Civic Square, Croydon 
  • Recycling station at Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

DV Safe Phone

DV Safe Phones collects, repairs and gives free mobile phones to domestic violence survivors. Find a drop off location to donate your old phones. 


  • Free drop off service for mobile phones, chargers, batteries and internet dongles. There are a number of drop off locations throughout Maroondah. Visit the Mobile Muster website for your closest location.