The Containers for Change scheme allows locals to return their containers through reverse vending machines for a 10-cent refund. Recyclers simply insert their empty bottles into the machine which automatically recognises and counts glass, plastic, cans and cartons for recycling. Customers then choose between a cash refund, donating to a cause or a direct digital transfer to PayPal or into their bank account via their Containers for Change Member number.
Recyclers can also choose to donate some or all of their refund to one of the participating Containers for Change charities, via their scheme ID barcode – with 100 per cent of the refunds donated going directly to the chosen organisation.
“By visiting a Containers for Change return point, in combination with your household recycling collection, we can all do our bit to reduce the millions of containers that are littered in our environment each year, while also being rewarded for our efforts,” continued Graves.
TOMRA’s Crestmead Recycling Centre, which opened in October 2018 as an operator to the Containers for Change Scheme, is a state-of-the-art return point boasting 9 fully functional Reverse Vending Machine’s (RVMs) to provide users with a fast, convenient way to recycle their bottles and containers. The Crestmead recycling centre is located at 67-69 Rai Drive, Crestmead and is open Monday to Sunday from 7am to 5pm.