In just three months, Queenslanders will be able to get a refund to recycle drink containers.
The Queensland Government’s Container Refund Scheme is coming on November 1 and drink containers will be worth a ten-cent refund at a range of outlets.
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes said council supports the scheme and encourages people and local community groups to get involved.
‘People should be encouraged to recycle and hopefully we’ll see less drink containers littered along our streets,’ he said.
Refund points will be set up across the state by 1 November, but community groups are encouraged to participate as donation points.
‘There’s an opportunity for community and sporting groups to act as mobile collection points and raise funds for their projects,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘This could be as easy as setting up a collection point at the weekend sports game.’
Container Exchange is the company appointed by the Queensland Government to run the Container Refund Scheme.
Representatives will be visiting Emerald as part of a roadshow to inform everyone about the scheme and enable them to register for participation.
The Emerald forum will be at the town hall on Tuesday 14 August 2018 from 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm.
Missed the forum? For more information or to register for the event go here.
For more information on the Container Refund Scheme go here.