David Nelson, Tayla Grice-Andrews, Greg Fisher and manager Christine Beresford at the new recycling point in the Alexander’s Garage workshop area at Nanango

June 13, 2024

Nanango’s pop-up Containers For Change depot has shifted across the road, making life easier for both customers and employees of the recycling facility.

On Monday, the Nanango depot moved into the former Alexander’s Garage workshop, off Alexander Lane (entry via Drayton Street).

The Nanango pop-up is an offshoot of Cherbourg Council’s Containers For Change refund point in Kingaroy.

Manager Christine Beresford said the hours would remain the same for now, ie. open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, however the plan was to move to four days a week soon.

Christine said the pop-up was not a “full” depot like Kingaroy, but the covered area provided much better facilities for staff members.

The Kingaroy centre also manages container drop-off points in Blackbutt and Yarraman, and expects to have similar spots soon in Kumbia and Proston.

It also manages recycling points for 23 schools.

The Kingaroy Containers For Change network has 12 employees, including two based in Nanango.

Containers For Change offers a refund – paid into your bank account – for aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L.

This includes wine bottles and 2 litre soft drinks bottles.

Excluded are plain milk containers, large containers (1L or more) which have contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water; cordial or vegetable juice containers; and registered health tonics.

All containers that are smaller than 150mL or bigger than 3L are also not eligible for a refund.

David Nelson and Greg Fisher sort out another load of bottles and cans, each worth 10 cents


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