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Lifeline Quits Recycling Scheme

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FLASHBACK: Kingaroy Lifeline Shop manager Kym Byrne in 2018 with the Return-It machine which was installed in the Lifeline shop … it was later shifted to the rear of the building 

July 24, 2019

Kingaroy’s Lifeline shop is still listed on the Re.Turn-It website but the charity store is no longer accepting cans and bottles for 10c payments.

This means the Cherbourg Recycling Depot, which recently increased staff, is now the closest official State Government “Containers For Change” payment point for most South Burnett residents.

The Lifeline shop was an Express agency for Re.turn-It and could only accept bottles and cans in clear plastic bags and issue receipts.

Payments were credited into registered accounts and the store received a small donation from Re.Turn-It for every item processed.

However, as it was the only receival point in the southern part of the South Burnett, the Lifeline retail shop was quickly overwhelmed with bulk drop-offs, stretching resources.

As well as Cherbourg, drop-offs can still be made at the Kilkivan Post Office in Bligh Street from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

South Burnett residents also have the option of donating their Containers for Change recyclables.

A number of schools and community groups – including Kingaroy Scouts on Saturday mornings near Crowies Paints – are collecting containers as fundraisers.

The groups take the containers to Cherbourg to receive payment.

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