Media release: Container recycling takes off

7 Mar 2024
Resilient Environment

Since the first reverse vending machine began operating in November, the local community has recycled over 832,161 containers from 15,368 transactions generating over $83,000 in refunds back to our community.

Manningham Mayor, Councillor Carli Lange, is sure this will increase with an additional two reverse vending machines now operating at Ted Ajani Centre and Pettys Reserve.

“This is a fantastic achievement for our community and environment,” Cr Lange said.

“In November alone, the Rieschiecks Reserve reverse vending machine captured 41,221 containers increasing to a staggering 274,049 containers in December, demonstrating our community are enthusiastic recyclers!

“We now have a total of five reverse vending machines operating across Manningham, operating at Mullum Mullum Reserve, Pettys Reserve, Ted Ajani Reserve, Templestowe Reserve and Rieschiecks Reserve, with one more still to come from Visy.

“Reverse vending machines will be the most convenient way to recycle and donate funds to our local organisations,” Cr Lange said.

This increase in refund locations will help to reduce litter and improve Manningham’s streets and open spaces. The Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) is also supporting community efforts towards achieving net zero community emissions by 2035 from Council’s Climate Emergency Response Plan.

Find out more about CDS Vic.

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