Container Recycling

Cam donating bottles

Can you help us fundraise by recycling?

There are two easy ways for you to donate your 10c refund from eligible bottles and cans to NQCC:

  • Drop them off at our office, at 114 Boundary St, Railway Estate in the marked garden waste bins (please ensure lids are removed and check here to ensure your containers are eligible for a refund)
  • Take them to your closest refund point and quote our ID number: C100 283 66 (This sends your refund directly to our account!)

Support us this November!

November 2019 marks twelve months since the inception of the scheme in Queensland, and we want to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of the scheme, while letting our supporters know that they can donate their refund to us at any time! If you have been recycling through the scheme already, we ask that you consider donating your refund to us for the month of November, to help us raise a bit of extra cash - the small amounts all add up!

November container drive

Background

In November 2018, after some delay (and 41 years after South Australia), Queensland introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, aimed at reducing litter and improving recycling rates.

For NQCC, this introduced itself as an opportunity to help raise community awareness around the benefits of recycling and the dangers of littering (particularly in waterways) while supplementing our fundraising activities.

Following the kind donation of some garden bins by Jenny and Peter from Garden Waste: 1800 888 635, we started our collection, spreading the word throughout our networks. In the first twelve months of the scheme's operation, NQCC raised over $1,400, thanks to the generosity of our supporters! 


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