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A ‘change’ for good came to Dalby on 3rd June with recycling company, Return-It partnering with Lifeline to launch a new depot as part of Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme.

Locals will now be able to conveniently recycle their eligible containers, such as beer bottles, soft drink cans and plastic containers, while helping the environment and community, by taking them to the new depot at 31 Nicholson St, Dalby.

The depot will be operated by Lifeline and is the 16th Return-It depot to open in Queensland since the scheme launched in November 2018. The new depot allows customers the option to receive a cash refund on the spot.  Alternatively, they can continue to use the Lifeline’s Return-It Express site at 25 New Street, and have their refunds transferred to their bank account using their Containers for Change

Re.Group Managing Director, David Singh said it was an exciting time for Queenslanders to take ownership of recycling while supporting their local community. “Bringing Return-It to Queensland has given people a chance to get back on track with their recycling, putting the billions of containers used across the state each year into the right place, to be recycled, rather than ending up in landfill or waterways,” Mr Singh said.  “Our Dalby depot is a cash depot, so during operating hours, customers will be offered cash in-hand refunds.”

The new depots being launched across Queensland are also enhancing local communities through employment opportunities for locals. “Return-It has already brought more than 100 jobs to Queensland. We are committed to developing employment and training opportunities in regional Queensland for people who have been out of the workforce for a long time, as well as for those with a disability,” Mr Singh said.

“We intend to encourage thoughtfulness in the community, which really plays to the scheme’s name ‘Containers for Change’. Return-It benefits the customer, the community and the environment and we can’t wait to see how the addition of this depot is successful in this vibrant community.”

The CEO of COEX – the not-for-profit organisation which runs the Containers for Change scheme – welcomes the new depot, saying it was one of a number coming on-line around the state.

“It’s great to see a depot opening to service this area as the network of container refund points continues to grow,” Ken Noye said.

“At the time the scheme launched on 1 November last year, we had more than 230 container refund points in Queensland,” he said. “That has now grown to 275, and our goal is to have 307 by 1 November this year.”

For more information visit https://www.returnit.com.au, or to find out more about the scheme, go to www.containersforchange.com.au
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ABOUT: Return-It is part of Re.Group, an Australian company focused on providing high quality services for recycling and the recovery of resources from materials that society discards. With its highly credentialed team, Re.Group is supporting Australian communities to move towards a waste-free society.



ABOUT:
Return-It is part of Re.Group, an Australian company focused on providing high quality services for recycling and the recovery of resources from materials that society discards. With its highly credentialed team, Re.Group is supporting Australian communities to move towards a waste-free society.

 Posted on : June 8, 2019

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