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Container Refund Scheme

Kanga Bins, along with the Queensland Government are introducing a Container Refund Scheme to reduce the amount of beverage container litter that enters our environment. This is done by providing an incentive for people to collect and return eligible containers for recycling in exchange for a refund. Kanga Bins Container Refund will be covering areas including;

  • Rockhampton
  • Gracemere
  • Emu Park
  • Yeppoon
  • Taroom
  • Moura
  • Capella
  • Springsure
  • Blackwater
  • Gladstone
  • Woorabinda

We have been approved as a collection point which means that for the full 10c refund, the eligible containers need to be brought to one of our depots. All of the areas mentioned will have a depot or bag drop where the containers can be brought to us.

 

When does the Scheme start?

The Scheme will begin on the 1st of November 2018. From this date any eligible beverage containers can be returned to a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point in exchange for a 10 cent refund.

 

How does the Scheme work?

  • Members of the public will be able to exchange eligible empty containers at a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point for a 10 cent refund.
  • Containers can be returned by individuals, organisations and businesses.
  • Any number of containers can be returned at one time. Exchanges that amount to under $50 can be exchanged on the day for a cash ‘on the spot’ refund. Transactions over $50 will be processed via bank credit. Kanga Bins Container Refund are encouraging accounts to be set up as it will make for a faster exchange.

 

Why should I set up a FREE VIP Express Account with Kanga Bins Container Refund?

Setting up a FREE VIP Express Account with Kanga Bins Container Refund will make for a faster exchange. To avoid any delays in time, account holders can deliver the containers to one of our many depots where it will be labelled with your account number and the estimate of what you believe the number of containers to be. At a later time and under video surveillance, your containers will then be counted and the refund will be credited to your account. This system will remove any needless waiting on your behalf and will allow for a fast and smooth exchange. Contact us on 07 4800 4936 and 0447 780 345 or email refund@kangabins.com.au to set up your account today! 

 

What containers are eligible for a refund?

A thorough list of eligible containers can be found here >

So why are some beverage containers not eligible for a refund? The container refund scheme aims to reduce the amount of beverage container litter in the environment. The containers that are eligible for a refund are those that are most commonly consumed away from home and make up the majority of container litter in the environment. For example, excluded containers that have held plain milk or wine are commonly consumed in the home, and can still be recycled either through existing kerbside collection or drop-off services. If you are unsure if it is eligible still bring it down and we will let you know.

 

What condition do my containers have to be in to be eligible?

Containers must be empty. You don’t necessarily have to rinse each container but it will help you store them cleanly before returning them. Caps should also be removed from bottles.
Crushed eligible cans or plastic bottles can be returned to a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point, providing that they can be recognised as being an eligible container. In order to help guarantee recognition, it may be beneficial to refrain from crushing the containers. For safety reasons, glass bottles need to be whole and intact.

 

Do I have to sort my containers before taking them to a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point?

There is no obligation for you to sort containers before taking them to a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point although there may be some time-saving benefits if you do. Sorting and counting your containers into the various material types such as the different plastics, glass, aluminium and cartons and making a written note of the number of each container type may save time.

 

How do I transport and store my containers?

Eligible containers can be brought to a Kanga Bins Container Refund depot in bags, boxes, utes, almost any reasonable method. We also offer chaff/bulka bags for a $2 refundable deposit.

 

Do I need to remove lids from containers before taking them to the Kanga Bins Container Refund Point?

Lids should be removed from beverage containers before taking them to a Kanga Bins Container Refund Point. Plastic tops are usually made from a different plastic than the bottle and are labelled as a contaminant. Separating the plastics reduces the level of ‘contamination’ which makes for better recycling outcomes. Removing the lids will help with the crushing of containers at processing facilities Leaving lids on containers can cause problems with transport and storage.

How many eligible container material types are there?

There are seven main categories of eligible container materials. These are:

  • Glass
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paper board
  • Other plastics.

Visit the Containers for Change website: www.containersforchange.com.au