Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Locals get behind Containers for Change scheme

City residents have taken the new Containers for Change initiative in their stride, helping to contribute to a circular economy and donate much-needed funds to those who need it.

Western Australians have recycled more than 283 million containers since the initiative started in October last year, with over $1.2 million being donated to 3000 charities and community groups, including schools and local sporting organisations.

Containers for Change encourages people to recycle eligible drink containers for a 10c refund which they can choose to keep or donate to a worthy cause.

It aims to make recycling more cost-effective, help create local jobs, and raise funds for social enterprises – all while creating a more sustainable economy.

City residents can take eligible drink containers direct to the depot at Paraquad Industries – which is run by Return-It – for the 10c refund, or donate containers at the West Metro Recycling Centre who will pass on the proceeds to Paraquad Industries on your behalf. You can also visit Paraquad’s op-shop at the same time.

If you would like to get involved and help contribute to local causes, container drop-off points across the City, include:
  • Return-It, Shenton Park
  • West Metro Recycling Centre, Shenton Park
  • Good Sammy’s, Subiaco

Visit the Western Metropolitan Regional CouncilReturn-It or Containers for Change websites for more information
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