Advanced Container Recyclers business owner Janelle Zordan with son Vinnie at the opening of the new Hemmant depot. Photo: Supplied.
Claiming recycling refunds on Brisbane’s bayside just became more convenient with the establishment of a new depot servicing the Containers for Change scheme.
Advanced Container Recycling has opened at 1289 Lytton Rd in Hemmant in an expansion to make drink container recycling easier for locals.
The Containers for Change scheme provides a 10-cent refund to customers returning eligible beverage containers at any registered refund point across Queensland.
More than 4.5 billion containers have been recycled across the state since the scheme began three years ago, with Queenslanders claiming over $450 million in refunds.
The opening of Advanced Container Recyclers Hemmant will allow to customers to use the drive-through depot to claim refunds in cash or through EFT or PayPal via the use of their scheme ID.
They will not even have to leave their vehicle, with the depot providing a full in-car service.
The container refund point will provide recycling access to residents in the suburbs of Hemmant, Lota, Lytton, Manly, Manly West, Wynnum and Wynnum West.
The depot is open seven days a week from 8am, again highlighting its convenience for customers.
The business holds deep environmental sensibilities, with all staff at their depots wearing work shirts made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
They were recently shortlisted as a finalist in the sustainability category of the annual state-wide Change Maker Awards.
Ken Noye, the chief executive of Containers Exchange, the not-for-profit organisation that administers the Containers for Change scheme, said the new depot would be a win for locals.
“The Queensland scheme welcomes Advanced Container Recycling opening up a new drive-through depot at Hemmant,” said Mr Noye.
“The business already has a strong record servicing nearby areas, with existing depots in Capalaba and Cleveland.
“With thousands of satisfied customers at their other depots they will now bring that wealth of experience to this new venture.
“The Containers for Change scheme is continuing its strong push to raise recycling rates in south-east Queensland for the good of the natural environment.
“This is an effort all local residents need to play their part in, and the new depot will provide residents in Hemmant and neighbouring suburbs greater convenience to claim their refunds and find the cash in their containers.”
For more information on the Containers for Change scheme, visit www.containersforchange.com.au/qld.