Congrats Tom, our February CFC $50 voucher winner

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08/03/2021
Congratulations to our February Containers for Change $50 voucher winner, Tom!
 
Congrats Tom, our February CFC  voucher winnerTom said it was his first time cashing in his eligible containers at IMPACT's Containers for Change facility on University Drive, but will certainly be back.
 
"I usually just go to wherever is closest, but this time I thought, I know IMPACT, I'll go there," he said.
 
Tom knew exactly where the $50 voucher was going to be spent - on clothes for his kids.
Crystal wins IMPACT's CFC $50 voucher

HOW TO ENTER 

For your chance to be a winner like Tom, simply cash in your eligible containers at 78 University Drive and complete our short entry form.

Entries are only open to those who drop containers at the refund point and only one entry per drop-off.

Click here to see our terms and conditions.

You've got to be in it to win it!

WE’VE MADE IT HASSLE FREE FOR YOU TO DROP OFF YOUR CONTAINERS.

Recycle your containers to be in the draw

Congrats Tom, our February CFC  voucher winnerDon’t worry about long waits.

You can simply register online for a Containers for Change scheme account.

This allows your refunds to be paid directly into your bank account.

Then drop off your containers in a secured bag with a tag, including your name, scheme ID and phone number at the CRS shed.

Woodgate’s Crystal Harris is the winner of IMPACT Community Services’ January Containers for Change $50 draw.

 “It’s amazing, I can’t believe it,” a delighted Crystal said.

“We’ve always had great service there and find it so easy to offload our containers.”

Easy to use

Crystal has been dropping off her containers at IMPACT’s Container Refund Point, on University Drive, since it opened in 2018.

“It’s so easy to use,” she said.

“You can get in and out with really quick service.”

She said since Covid she had switched from getting cash for her containers to being paid directly into her own Containers for Change account.

Helping Bundaberg Recycle

Participants can get 10 cents for every eligible container dropped off at the CRP paid straight into their account.

“It’s a great system,” Crystal said.

“I drop containers off every couple of months.”

If you'd like to join Crystal in the grinner's circle, then make sure you get your entry into February’s monthly draw.

Each month IMPACT runs a $50 draw for its Containers for Change participants.  Crystal is our third winner.

How to enter

To enter, simply fill in a form at the Container Refund Point when you’re dropping off your bottles and place your entry in the box.

Entries are only open to those who drop containers at the refund point and only one entry per drop-off.

Click here to see our terms and conditions.

 

IMPACT Community Services is encouraging Bundaberg residents to recycle their containers to go into the monthly draw to win a $50 gift voucher.

Look after the environment and go into draw for  voucherIn these tough times, where you have to work hard to earn every dollar, why wouldn’t you do the right thing by the environment and pick up 10 cents for every container you drop at our Container Refund Point at 78 University Drive.

Not only do you get the 10 cents a container, but you also go into the monthly draw for a $50 voucher.

Find out more about recycling at IMPACT.

The first month starts from Sunday, November 1.  The draw will be made Monday, December 8.

There are a couple of different ways to enter.  Either fill in a form at the Container Refund Point when you’re dropping off your bottles, or put your name and number on an IMPACT shop-a-docket receipt when you make a purchase at IGA, Everfresh, Kmart, Target or Big W Bundaberg.  Then place you’re your entry in the entry box at IMPACT’s Container Refund point when you drop off your containers.

Entries are only open to those who drop containers at the refund point and only one entry per drop-off.

And we’ve made it hassle free for you to drop off your containers, so you don’t have worry about long waits.

Simply register online for a Containers for Change scheme account. This allows your refunds to be paid directly into your bank account.  Then drop off your containers in a secured bag with a tag, including your name, scheme ID and phone number at the CRS shed (beside the Material Recovery Facility on University Drive). Make sure you give your shop-a-docket to a staff member during your next visit.

 

Terms and conditions.

Anyone* is eligible to win the monthly $50 gift voucher.

Entries can be made either by presenting your name and number on one of the IMPACT Recycling Hub shop-a-docket receipts available from IGA, Everfresh, Kmart, Target & Big W Bundaberg.  Drop off the receipt when you visit the Containers for Change at IMPACT’s Container Refund Point, 78 University Drive, Bundaberg.

Or customers at the refund point can fill out an entry form when they drop off their containers at the facility.

The prize will be drawn on the first Monday of each month with the winners to be notified by phone.

The results will be published on IMPACT’s Facebook page.

If the winner does not claim the prize the voucher will jackpot to the following month.

This draw is run by IMPACT Community Services’ Communications Manager Adam Wratten.

*Staff of IMPACT Community Services and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this promotion.

 

Bundaberg Region receives $7M back from Containers for Change scheme after hitting a recycling milestone

Over $7 million has been injected into the local community after the 70 millionth eligible container was returned through the Containers for Change scheme in the Bundaberg area last week.

Bundaberg’s four Container Refund Points (CRPs) have been providing locals with 10 cent refunds on eligible containers as part of the Containers for Change scheme, driving the $7 million back to individuals, charities and community groups.

Bundaberg area pockets  million through Containers for Change

Ken Noye is Chief Executive Officer of Container Exchange, the not-for-profit organisation which operates the Containers for Change scheme. He said the efforts of Bundaberg area residents to return 70 million containers since the scheme commenced in late 2018 continues to pay dividends for both the community and the local environment.

“The Containers for Change scheme continues to grow and has now returned more than two and a half billion containers across Queensland, and reduced beverage container litter in our environment by 54%,” Mr Noye said. “The efforts of Bundaberg locals to reach 70 million containers returned is a wonderful milestone, and has given more individuals, charities and community groups the opportunity to find the cash they need in their containers.”

Bundaberg area pockets  million through Containers for Change

One of the Bundaberg CRPs is run as a social enterprise by IMPACT Community Services. Container refunds help IMPACT support people experiencing disadvantage, poverty or exclusion from social, health and employment networks. IMPACT Community Services’ Enterprises General Manager Robert Henderson said the Containers for Change scheme supported a significant part of the organisation’s social enterprises.

“It’s extremely important that we continue with this fantastic program which helps IMPACT generate income that is fed back into programs to support those in need within our community,” Mr Henderson said. “Last year IMPACT’ processed more than 2.5 million containers. As well as funding life-changing community programs, it enables us to provide opportunities for workers with disabilities to gain vital skills in a supported workplace.”

Bundaberg area pockets  million through Containers for Change

Other Containers for Change CRPs in the Bundaberg area are located at CQ Recycling on Woondooma Street, ABC Recycling in Bundaberg East and Container Refund at Moore Park Beach. The Containers for Change scheme pays refunds on eligible containers in cash or via EFT or your Paypal account if customers have registered for a scheme ID on the Containers for Change website.

Charities and community groups can promote their scheme ID to supporters who can donate their refund to their chosen organisation by quoting the scheme ID when they make returns. To find out more about Containers for Change including what containers are eligible for a refund and to sign up for a scheme ID, visit containersforchange.com.au or call 13 4242.

Owen Taylor might only be nine years old, but he’s a recycling role model for many others in the Bundaberg region.

Owen has become a mini-entrepreneur with big plans for the recycling funds he’s earning as he cashes in on empty cans and containers.

Recycling role model shares big plans for cashing in on empty containers

So far he’s recycled almost 30,000 items in an attempt to save enough money to buy his first car when he’s old enough.

Owen’s recycling drive originates from the love he and his family have for the Great Outdoors and seeing first-hand the impact littering has on the environment.

The bubbly youngster loves being active at the beach and hates the thought of local wildlife being affected by discarded rubbish.

“I like going to the beach, camping and fishing. I just don’t get it,” Owen said referring to people who threaten the lives of wildlife by throwing empty cans and bottles and other plastics into the region’s waterways.

Owen’s mum, Tahlee Taylor, said her son started noticing litter when he was as young as three.

She said the Containers for Change program, where people got 10 cents for every empty container provided, was a great incentive that enabled everyone to earn some money while also doing the right thing for the environment.

“Each bottle is like a 10c coin, just sitting there on the ground,” Owen explained.

Having recently set up Owen’s own recycling Facebook page, the family has been inundated with calls from people with bottles for collection.

To donate your cans to Owen and to arrange a collection visit his Facebook page, Owen’s Recycling.

Owen encouraged others to do the right thing and protect the environment.

It’s a message shared by IMPACT Community Services’ Enterprises General Manager Robert Henderson.

Recycling role model shares big plans for cashing in on empty containers

IMPACT manages the Bundaberg region’s Material Recycling Facility where all the yellow-top bins go for processing.

The recycling facility not only helps the environment, but also provides work opportunities for people with disabilities in the Bundaberg region.

All the contents of the wheelie bins are processed by IMPACT staff, who sort out the recyclable product.

Here are IMPACT’s top five recycling tips for your yellow-top bins:

IMPACT also runs its own Containers for Change drop-off point.

If you are looking to recycle your empty containers; simply take them to our refund point, located at 78 University Drive, Bundaberg.

Make sure you visit the Containers for Change website beforehand, where you will need to sign up for your scheme account so you can receive your first refund.

This allows your refunds to be paid directly into your bank account.  Then drop off your containers in a secured bag with a tag, including your name, scheme ID and phone number at the CRS shed (beside the Material Recovery Facility on University Drive).

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