Recycling on a roll
Karratha’s containers for change refund point has joined in on the success of the Statewide program which recently hit a significant milestone.
Since its launch on October 1, more than 10 million containers have been returned across WA.
North West Recycling owner Jake Swaffer estimated 250,000 to 300,000 containers had been returned in Karratha.
Mr Swaffer said the centre’s busiest days were Mondays and Fridays, as well as Saturday mornings when 150-200 cars visit.
“It’s a good start. Obviously we want to encourage more individuals and companies to recycle as much as we can to get those numbers up even further,” he said.
“It’s good to see all the kids come out and smile at the end of it with a handful of money as well as keeping our town clean and preventing all of this from going to landfill.
“We’ve had a lot of good feedback from everyone.”
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson thanked people who were recycling containers and said it contributed to a sustainable environment and created employment opportunities for locals.
“The rapid rate in which Containers for Change has been embraced by WA reflects the commitment people are willing to make to recycling and helping our environment,” he said.
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