Shire welcomes WA’s Containers for Change in Derby and West Kimberley

Published on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 3:16:41 PM

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley welcomes WA’s new Containers for Change initiative set to launch on 1 October 2020.

The state-wide container deposit scheme has six locations in Derby and Fitzroy Crossing including:

  • Winun Ngari depot in Derby
  • Winun Ngari pop-up in Looma community
  • Yungngora (Noonkanbah) community pop-up, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Marra Worra Worra Recycling depots, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Wangkatjungka community pop-up, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Yiyili community pop-up, Fitzroy Crossing

Shire President Geoff Haerewa said that it was an outstanding initiative that will see participants receive 10c for every eligible container returned at authorised refund points.

“This is a fantastic fund-raising method that cleans up the environment as well, which is a win-win for everyone,” Cr Haerewa said.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said that no matter where you lived in WA, you would have the opportunity to return your containers and receive a refund, or donate it to a community group or cause that is important to you.

"Containers for Change will help improve recycling rates and reduce litter, while also providing a new funding stream for our charities and community groups, and employment opportunities across the State,” Minister Dawson said.

Please see the Containers for Change website for more including location map:

Photo caption:

State Government ministers met with Shire of Derby/West Kimberley representatives on Saturday 5 September 2020 to discuss Containers for Change, and other regional matters.

L-R: Local Government Minister David Templeman; Cr Rowena Mouda; Environment Minister Stephen Dawson; CEO Amanda O’Halloran; Shire President Geoff Haerewa; Deputy President Paul White.

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