LITTER bugs might be keeping their trash or having it cleaned up after them as 10 cent refunds are given out for drink cans, bottles and cartons.
Environment Minister Leanne Enoch said more than 100 million containers had been returned since the state government launched its Containers for Change program late last year.
She said the achievement proved the scheme worked. About $10 million had already been put back into the pockets of Queenslanders, community groups and charities, she said.
“This is a mammoth collective achievement with great participation from those who have returned containers and those who are running the scheme,” she said.
“With well over 70,000 Queenslanders registered and with thousands of community groups, charities, sporting clubs and schools being on board demonstrates the strength of the scheme.”
Refunds of 10 cents are given for most drink containers between 150mls and three litres under the scheme.
The money can also also be donated to charities and community groups registered with Containers for Change.
Redland City deputy mayor Lance Hewlett said he believed streets at Victoria Point appeared cleaner, with less litter on the ground.
He labelled the scheme a success and tipped more collection points soon across the Redlands, subject to council approvals.
“The interest from the community has been exceptional,” he said.
“There is less litter on the ground.”
The Redlands has nine collection point on the mainland, including temporary pop-up stalls at Victoria Point’s state park at Cascade Gardens and Bayview Conservation Area.
Customers must register their bank account details with the scheme for payments made by electronic funds transfers.
For more information visit containersforchange.com.au or phone 13 42 42.
Birkdale: Re.Turn-it at Birkdale IGA, 180 Birkdale Road. Open Monday to Sunday from 4am to midnight. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Cleveland: Re.Turn-it at Salvos, unit 3B, 25 to 32 Shore Street West. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Capalaba: Advanced Metal Recyclers, unit 16, 82 Redland Bay Road. Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.15pm and Saturday from 8am to 11.45am. Payments in cash or by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Capalaba: Re.Turn-it at Salvos, unit 7, 71 Redland Bay Road. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Capalaba: Re.Turn-it at Footprints, 91 Redland Bay Road. Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Capalaba: Re.Turn-it at Lifeline, 6 Merritt Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Capalaba: Re.Turn-it at Chiasso Coffee, unit 24, 172 Redland Bay Road. Open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3.30pm. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
Mount Cotton: temporary pop-up at Bayview Conservation Park. Open Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 3pm in January.
Victoria Point: temporary pop-up at Cascade Gardens’ skate park. Open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm in January. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID. Payment by electronic funds transfer via scheme ID.
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