Containers for Change trial
The City of Joondalup is calling on the community to make the trial installation of Containers for Change baskets across the City a success, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and helping committed recyclers raise money.
It is estimated that 1.3 billion drink containers are used in WA each year.
Containers for Change gives people a 10c refund for every container they return for reuse.
Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L (with 10c marked on them) qualify for this scheme.
So far, exchange baskets have been installed across the City at Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup; Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo; Hillarys Beach Park; Burns Beach Park; Iluka foreshore; Sorrento foreshore and Mawson Park, Hillarys.
By installing these exchange baskets, it will make it easier for people to recycle their containers instead of disposing them in a bin destined for landfill. Collectors can then take the container from the basket and gain the 10c refund.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the City of Joondalup was committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and the trial was a fun way for residents to get involved in the Containers for Change phenomenon.
“We are home to some of the most passionate recyclers in Perth and these exchange baskets will make it easier to dispose of and collect containers and bottles,” he said.
“There is a real pay-it-forward component to this campaign, which I am sure our community will embrace.”