Make change this festive season through recycling initiative

Published: Monday, 9 December 2019 at 9:00:59 AM

Those attending Christmas on the Terrace this week have the chance to make some money through a new and innovative recycling program that’s taking the state by storm.

Containers for Change will have a presence at the popular festive event and for every aluminium beverage can and plastic bottle you recycle you will earn 10 cents.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn encouraged residents to bring along empty aluminium cans and plastic bottles.

“Containers for Change is a fantastic program that helps people earn money by recycling items that usually get littered or end up in landfill,” he said.

“It’s great to have the initiative at Christmas on the Terrace this year where it will hopefully help educate our community and make a difference.

“10 cents doesn’t sound like much, but if you recycle 200 containers you could earn yourself $20 which could go towards something special on the night.”

Over 1 billion eligible drink containers are used by Western Australians each year with a large percentage ending up in the bushland, ocean or landfill. Containers for Change aims to reduce that figure and help educate and engage in the process.

The City of Greater Geraldton asks those interested in partaking in Containers for Change that they bring containers that are clean and empty.

Glass bottles such as wine and spirt bottles and plain plastic milk containers are not able to be accepted at the stall. The stall will also only be able to accept a maximum of 200 containers per person on the night.

The stall to recycle your containers will be located near Salt Dish and the Geraldton Library at Christmas on the Terrace on Thursday 12 December from 5pm-8:30pm.

For more information about Containers for Change click here

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