The Nationals Member for Shepparton District, Kim O’Keeffe, joined local waste management company, FOOTT, this week at their new site where they will operate the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic).
From November 1, Victorian residents can return eligible cans, containers and bottles for a 10c reimbursement.
Ms O’Keeffe said she was delighted to see CDS Vic get underway, and that it was being facilitated by an iconic local company.
“It was exciting to see the facility operating and the process in action, which collects and sorts containers efficiently,” said Ms O’Keeffe.
“This is a fantastic incentive for recycling that will put change back in the pockets of communities for depositing eligible drinking containers that would end up in landfill.
“FOOTT have done a tremendous job driving this initiative in our region and preparing the business for this exciting new chapter in Victoria’s circular economy.
“The scheme also provides charities, schools, community and sporting organisations with a simple way to fundraise, while generating jobs around the state and in our region.”
Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible. Check the 10c mark on the drink container label.
FOOTT will operate CDS Vic Depots in Shepparton, Benalla, Yarrawonga starting November 1 and in Cobram from November 27.
Depots will have staff on-site to guide people through the process. Automated counting machines will then efficiently process containers, making the whole process quick and easy.
Charities and community groups can now register as a donation partner. Registered groups will be ready to accept donations from supporters once CDS starts on November 1.
For further information on eligible containers, visit https://cdsvic.org.au/eligible-containers
To learn more about CDS Vic, visit https://cdsvic.org.au/