Material Recovery Facility

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Material Recovery Facility

The Material Recovery Facility is owned by Bundaberg Regional Council, but managed by IMPACT Community Services.

Recycling starts with you, but it ends up with us!

All of the waste from council's yellow-top bins is sorted at the facility on University Drive. IMPACT employs about 27 workers with disabilities under the Australian Government's Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) for the task.

A supportive work environment is provided where workers can reach their potential in this field of work. The facility has a motivated and happy workforce; some have been with IMPACT for more than 30 years. Each week the facility processes about 38 council kerbside truck loads of recycling. This equals about 130 tonnes of recyclable waste. The content is hand sorted, baled and sold to be made into new products. We also process commercial recycling which is about 40 tonnes per week.

And, that's not all that happens at the facility.

There is also a refund point which lets people get a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned as part of the Containers for Change scheme.

Register today for an online for a Containers for Change Scheme account. It’s simple, just head to Containers for Change site here to register and get your ID.

Your Scheme ID allows your refunds to be paid directly into your bank account.  Just tag your secured bag with your Scheme ID, name and phone number. No wait, no fuss and the money is directly deposited into your account.


Innovation in Industry-Led Product Stewardship Scheme Design.

Bundaberg drumMUSTER

IMPACT Community Services' drumMUSTER incentive provides Bundaberg & District agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

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Containers for Change

If you are looking to recycle your goods - simply take them to our refund point, located at 78 University Drive, Bundaberg and we will count the containers for you and pay the money directly into your account using your Containers for Change Scheme ID.

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NDIS Support in Employment

At IMPACT Community Service's Recycling and Collections (R&C) centre we employ 27 workers with disability under the Australian Government's Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE). We provide a supported work environment where our staff help individual workers identify areas to grow their skills and undertake any training they may need.

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