Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is pleased to announce that despite a flawed implementation process, as of November 1 Victorian residents can now participate in the Container Deposit Scheme.
“This is something that many people within my community have been looking forward to for quite some time,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Sadly, the Labor Government’s implementation of the program has left many of these people reaching out to my office with concerns as to whether or not it will be worthwhile.
“While the roll-out has left a lot to be desired, it is pleasing to see locations now open across the electorate for those who wish to participate.
“All of these collection sites are located within private businesses – who as usual are stepping up where the Government often fails.
“Being part of CDS Vic can generate additional income for many small businesses and delivers benefits to communities, the environment, and the economy.”
The Euroa electorate will be home to six locations, including locations in Benalla, Broadford, Euroa, Avenel, Seymour, and Murchison East.
Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150ml and 3 litres are eligible.
Check for the 10c mark on the drink container label.
Applications for providers are still open.
Collection point operators could be current businesses such as local sporting clubs, Nurseries, Hardware stores, Supermarkets, and/or Newsagents.
For more information and updates on Container Deposit points across Victoria visit: http://CDSvic.org.au
Benalla – FOOTT Waste Solutions at 22 Irwin Road.
Euroa – Euroa Timber Co at 14 De Boos Street.
Murchison East – Railway Hotel at 4910 Goulburn Valley Highway.
Avenel – Avenel Café at 28 Livingston Street.
Seymour – J&J Equipment Hire at 129 Wimble Street. (Opening soon)
Broadford – Bottlemart at 31 High Street. (Opening soon)