Also called ‘The new sausage sizzle”
A wide range of community groups proactively engages their volunteers and supporters to draw out as many drink containers as possible that they then return to their local machine or collection point to cash in the refunds.
These are then returned to a collection point, and the resulting funds are channelled back into important community programs that make their communities a better place to live by funding important programs, from drought assistance & fire relief projects to food relief in-school programs and a wide range of other vital community initiatives.
The level of funds being raised through “Bottle & Can drives” or “donation bins” by these community groups is not accurately measurable. It is estimated to be in the millions of dollars since the scheme started in December 2017.