News, Waste & Resource Recovery, Western Australia

Containers clean up in WA

The launch of Containers for Change in Western Australia yesterday revealed at least 200 refund points statewide.

Containers for Change is WA’s new container deposit scheme, coordinated by WA Return Renew Recycle Ltd (WARRRL). Eligible containers for a 10-cent refund can now be dropped off at the City of Swan’s Recycling Centre – Bullsbrook.

City of Swan Mayor Kevin Bailey said the City was proud to be home to a Containers for Change refund point in Bullsbrook.

“This program is the ultimate win-win because you’re not only earning money, but you’re also doing your bit to help keep the City beautiful and keep rubbish off our streets,” he said.

“We are serious about taking action to make our City more sustainable and recycling easier than ever.”

Chance to make a difference

WARRRL CEO Tim Cusack said the scheme will give Western Australians a chance to make a real difference to the community and the environment, and earn some money doing it.

“Containers for Change WA will be the most accessible container deposit scheme in Australia with refund points being established right across the State,” he said.

“I’m delighted that the City of Swan is joining the scheme as one of our Refund Point Operators.”

WA uses more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers each year; more than 2,000 containers per minute.