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Can-do attitude for Containers for Change site

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IMPACT Community Services and Green Solutions Wide Bay have opened a new Containers for Change refund point which is located at 417 Windermere Road, Qunaba. Photo: Impact Social Enterprises general manager Rob Henderson with Green Solutions Wide Bay general manager Nathan Freeman.

Two local businesses with a focus on recycling have teamed up to make turning household containers into change even more accessible for the region’s coastal community.

With a specifically modified 40ft shipping container, IMPACT Community Services and Green Solutions Wide Bay have opened a new Containers for Change refund point which is located at 417 Windermere Road, Qunaba.

The container refund point has been fitted out with solar power complete with a back-up battery system.

It will create six employment positions for local people.

Local businesses partner for Containers For Change

IMPACT Community Services already coordinates a Containers for Change site on University Drive in Bundaberg and manages Bundaberg Regional Council's Material Recovery Facility.

Social enterprises manager Rob Henderson said the collaboration demonstrated a commitment to recycling and would result in great results for the environment along with job opportunities.

“This new refund point will be run by IMPACT in addition to the refund point at University Drive,” Rob said.

“IMPACT hopes the Qunaba site will make recycling containers for change more convenient for residents throughout the region.”

Green Solutions Wide Bay general manager Nathan Freeman said he was thrilled about the new partnership.

“This partnership will benefit the environment and our wider region, which is the heart of our business.”

Opening times will be Monday to Friday 8 am until 3.30 pm and Saturdays 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.

The Qunaba Containers for Change sit can be contacted on 0418 800 398.

About Containers for Change

The Containers for Change scheme in Queensland is run and founded by Container Exchange (COEX), a not-for-profit organisation.

Under the scheme, residents can take their eligible containers, which generally display a 10c refund mark, to a container refund point to cash in their recyclables.

Community members can request this refund via cash, or they can sign up for a scheme ID and choose the refund to be paid to their bank account, PayPal or favourite cause.

This innovative and collaborative approach to the mobile container refund point is understood to be the first of its kind for COEX.

For more information click here or phone 4304 8135.

Residents can search for nearby Containers for Change locations here.

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