Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch is encouraging all Queenslanders to take part in the container refund scheme.
Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch is encouraging all Queenslanders to take part in the container refund scheme. Ashley Clark

Containers for change is nearly here

QUEENSLAND'S Container Refund Scheme is nearly here.

Refund points will be available in Biggenden, Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera.

Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said the scheme will benefit Queensland's environment, communities, sporting and charity groups, and will also help create local business opportunities.

"Around three billion drink or beverage containers are used in Queensland every year,” she said.

Ms Enoch said the container refund point network provides several different options for Queenslanders to return their eligible containers.

"We want to make sure Queenslanders, wherever they are in the state, have the opportunity to register, receive the refund, or donate it to a charity, school or community group of their choice,” she said.

Ms Enoch is encouraging all Queenslanders to take advantage of the scheme and claim their 10-cent refund on eligible containers.

Container Exchange Acting Chair Alby Taylor said CoEx is confident of reaching the government's refund point network targets by 1 November.

"Queensland has unique challenges with vast distances and dispersed population, and we are building flexibility into our network to meet the needs of Queenslanders,” he said.

Mr Taylor said container refund point operations include traditional depot style refund points, mobile/pop-up and bag drop-off refund points, while in more populated areas, there will be reverse vending machines available.


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