Recycle and be refunded ...but only by the bagful
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.
BOTTLES AWAY: The Containers for Change recycling centre is up and running.