Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove locals can now recycle their eligible beverage containers over summer at a new Container Refund Point located at 3 Scullett Drive.

Recently opened in December, the new Containers for Change depot is operated by U Can Recycle who also run depots in Maryborough, Hervey Bay, and Brendale.

U Can Recycle have been providing container refund services to Tin Can Bay locals since October 2019, recently making the decision to expand their offering to include a depot.

Drink containers processed through the depot will provide direct refunds to the local public, as well as servicing the existing mobile refund point in Rainbow Beach and bag drops at the IGA Tin Can Bay, Glenwood, and Tiaro.

The depot will be fully staffed and in operation three days per week.

U Can Recycle Operations Manager, Joel Alexander, said he is excited about offering a new location for convenient recycling.

“We’re a family-owned business and we’re just thrilled to be able to expand our operations and can’t wait to see even more locals recycling their containers with us,” said Mr Alexander.

“We’ve had great feedback in our other depots, and can’t wait to see people of all ages coming out to recycle and earn back 10 cents for each eligible container – the extra cash really adds up especially around this time of year!

“It’s been a great opportunity to create jobs, give back to local charities, and really be able to be a part of the local community.”

For more information on the Containers for Change scheme, please visit www.containersforchange.com.au/qld

Cleaning up our state since November 2018, Containers for Change aims to increase recycling rates and reduce litter by allowing Queenslanders to exchange eligible drink containers to either earn a 10 cent refund for each container returned, or donate the proceeds of those refunds to their nominated community group.

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