October 25, 2018
Cherbourg’s new authorised container refund point is ready to spring into action when Queensland’s container exchange scheme launches on November 1.
Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham took the opportunity to visit the depot during his visit to Cherbourg on Thursday.
The Containers For Change area has been created in front of Cherbourg’s materials recovery facility in Stan Mickelo Drive
Dr Lynham also enjoyed a guided tour of the adjacent materials recovery facility from manager Andrew Beckett and Cherbourg Council economic development officer Sean Nicholson.
The Minister said Cherbourg was leading the way in the region for recycling. He promised to sit down with South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell to explore options about the South Burnett Regional Council sending recyclable materials to Cherbourg, an option already be used by Gympie Regional Council.
Mr Nicholson said all recyclable waste would be accepted at the depot for sorting, but refunds would only be given on those items which were a part of the State Government’s container exchange scheme (see Refund Scheme list below).
Refunds would be transferred by electronic funds transfer (EFT) as there would be no cash transactions carried out at the depot.
To receive a refund, an account must be opened online first at the Containers For Change website
The container refund point will be open Monday-Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm (except every second Friday).