17 December, 2018 –
Almost 50 million drink containers have been returned since the Container Refund Scheme kicked off at the start of November.
This means that in its first month alone, almost $5 million has gone back into Queenslanders’ pockets as well as to our charities, schools, community groups and sporting clubs.
More than 60,000 Queenslanders have also signed up to receive their 10-cent refund on containers and more than 500 jobs been created as a result of the scheme across the state.
Charities and community groups are also getting involved with over 1,000 having registered with the scheme, sharing in the donation of refunds, to support vital community services.
With an average of over 1.5 million containers being returned every day this means there are less containers going to landfill, waterways and into our environment as litter.
Our local Return-It QLD depot in Stafford is located at 46 Millway Street, Kedron.
You will receive a 10 cent refund for each eligible container that is returned by signing up via www.containersforchange.com.au
The process when you visit the depot is simple.
1. grab a tray
2. stack your containers
3. get your refund
You can also choose to donate your refund to a charity or community organisation – all you need is the group’s identification number.
The Queensland Container Refund Scheme is designed to achieve three things; reduce container litter, increase recycling and jobs, and provide a benefit to community groups who collect cans and bottles. We think it will achieve all of these things.
Below are some useful PDF resources about the scheme:
To find out more, including FAQs and how to register community groups, schools, charities and clubs to become donation points, visit the Containers for Change website – www.containersforchange.com.au