The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum’s RE:MOBILE product stewardship programme provides all New Zealanders with an opportunity to pass on unwanted mobile phones and mobile phone accessories for reuse or recycling. 

About the scheme

Accredited: 8 July 2014 for 7 years

Unwanted mobile phones and accessories can be dropped off at RE:MOBILE collection bins in stores for Vodafone, Spark New Zealand or 2Degrees or posted to RE:MOBILE.

For more information see Recycle a mobile phone [New Zealand Telecommunications Forum website].

Products covered

Scheme scope

Scheme manager

The scheme covers the following products, irrespective of manufacturer:

  • mobile phones (including battery)
  • smart phones (including battery)
  • mobile data devices
  • mobile phone and smart phone accessories such as charging unit, data cables, head-sets.


New Zealand-wide


Unwanted mobile phones and mobile phone accessories for reuse or recycling. The scheme takes unwanted handsets that are still operational and sells them for refurbishment and resale overseas.


Where the mobile phones and accessories cannot be reused they are broken down in New Zealand and component materials are recovered by recycling facilities overseas. The scheme contributes a percentage of profits to a charity.


The scope of the scheme does not include:

  • tablet and netbook devices
  • phone cases, protective covers, and other phone accessories not ‘in the box’ with purchase
  • modems and personal computers
  • mobile repair or manufacturing waste.


The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum


Find out more

RE:MOBILE Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme
Further information about the scheme on the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum's website.