Re­cy­cle and be re­funded ...but only by the bag­ful

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - Ebony Graveur ebony.graveur@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

FOL­LOW­ING a rocky start, the Dalby Con­tain­ers for Change re­cy­cling cen­tre is lo­cated in the Life­line store at 24 New St and is of­fi­cially open for busi­ness.

While other cen­tres across Queens­land are able to ac­com­mo­date large col­lec­tions of bot­tles and other bev­er­age con­tain­ers, the site at Life­line does not cur­rently have the ca­pac­ity for stock­piles of bot­tles.

An­gela Klein, the man­ager of busi­ness ser­vices at Life­line Dar­ling Downs, said the fa­cil­ity at the store is an ex­press site only.

“It’s for peo­ple who have just a cou­ple of bags,” Ms Klein said.

“It is not a bulk cen­tre. “It’s sim­ply an ex­press bag drop site.”

Ms Klein said the scheme works by re­fund­ing money into the ac­counts of peo­ple who re­turn bot­tles.

“Peo­ple go into the shop, they have their ID al­ready set up, they go to the ma­chine and tell it what their ID num­ber is, the la­bel prints, and they hand their bags over to the staff.”

Life­line chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Derek Tuffield said con­sumers look­ing to dis­pose of bulk num­bers of con­tain­ers should con­sider mak­ing a trip to Toowoomba.

“Throw it in the trailer and take it to Toowoomba and we can process it there for you,” he said.

“We have had in­quiries in Dalby about whether or not we could han­dle bulk do­na­tions,” Mr Tuffield said.

Though it’s not cur­rently pos­si­ble, Mr Tuffield said it was some­thing he was look­ing into for the fu­ture.

PHOTO: EBONY GRAVEUR

BOT­TLES AWAY: The Con­tain­ers for Change re­cy­cling cen­tre is up and run­ning.

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