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Container Deposit Scheme at Events

WALGA has received funding from the State Government to implement the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) at a series of events around Western Australia during 2019/20.

The objectives are:

  • To provide information on, and promote, the CDS
  • To gather data on best practice methodology for promoting container redemption at public events
  • To provide opportunities for Local Government and local communities to see the benefits of the CDS.

The Expression of Interest for these events closes 15 February 2019.  

Events to date

City of Wanneroo – Wanneroo Show – 855 containers  

With the support of the fantastic team at the Wanneroo Show, City of Wanneroo, Mindarie Regional Council and the Best Recycler of the Day (pictured), WALGA held the inaugural 'Cash for Cans' stall at the Wanneroo Show in 2018.

City of Wanneroo – Wanneroo Show

City of Albany – Middleton Beach Festival – 12,194 containers  

The City of Albany loves to recycle. Residents brought back over 12,000 containers to the Middleton Beach Festival. Our first customers brought in 116 containers and it didn’t slow down from there! 

 City of Albany – Middleton Beach Festival

Shire of Denmark – Australia Day Breakfast – 2,910 containers

The Shire of Denmark put on an amazing Australia Day Breakfast and the kids cashed in, with nearly 3000 containers being returned! Cr Ceinwen Gearon, Shire President, and two proud Denmark residents with their earnings (pictured). 

 Shire of Denmark – Australia Day Breakfast

City of Fremantle – One Day in Fremantle – 446 containers

The City of Fremantle once again put on a fantastic event. One Day in Fremantle, in keeping with it being a low waste event not too may beverage containers were collected but there was still a great effort from the kids (and adults) who collected 446 containers over the course of the afternoon. 

City of Fremantle – One Day in Fremantle

Shire of Gnowangerup – Summer Fair – 1800 containers

Apart from all the other attractions at the Gnowangerup Summer Fair on Saturday 16 February, residents took up the opportunity to receive a 10c refund for eligible containers through the WALGA Cash for Cans stall. WALGA collected 1,800 containers in just 2 hours - the Gnowangerup community is ready for the Container Deposit Scheme!

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Click here for more information on WALGA's involvement with the CDS.