Residents looking for more ways to manage containers waste will be pleased to know that a new Containers for Change bag drop facility has opened at St Catherine’s in Moggill Road, adjacent to the Moggill Village Shopping Centre.
The Rotary Club of Kenmore has partnered with the Our Lady of Rosary Parish Kenmore-Moggill to install this facility for individuals or community groups with a Containers for Change scheme ID to drop items that can be recycled or reused as other products in exchange for cash.
Bag drops will also enable Kenmore Rotary and OLR to earn credits that can help fund their causes, activities, and community projects. If you wish to donate your credits, insert the Kenmore Rotary scheme ID C10003721 when you bag, tag, and drop your items. Proceeds of your donation will be shared between Kenmore Rotary and OLR.
Containers for Change collects most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L in size. Deposited items are eligible for a 10-cent refund. However, some items are excluded in the scheme, such as:
- Plain milk containers of all sizes including plant-based milk substitutes
- Glass containers that contained wine or pure spirits
- Containers 1L or more that contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine or cask water
- Concentrated/undiluted cordial or syrup containers
- Sachets above 250ml that have contained wine
- Registered health tonics
Since Containers for Change launched in Queensland in 2018, over 3,609,597,748 containers have been returned and recycled at the depot. In December 2020, the initiative raked an astounding volume of collection in the region at six million containers per day.
The non-profit aims to increase its beverage container recycling recovery rates by 85 percent in 2022. As of 2020, its recovery rate is at 78.8 percent.