Shire of Mundaring welcomes container deposit scheme

Mundaring Shire President David Lavell.
Mundaring Shire President David Lavell.

SHIRE of Mundaring has welcomed the introduction of a container deposit scheme.

The Federal Government scheme offers a 10c return on containers to help improve recycling and reduce littering.

Shire President David Lavell said the scheme, which will commence in around 18 months, was great news for the region and state in general.

“This is something the Shire, as part of the East Metropolitan Regional Council, has been working towards for many years,” Cr Lavell said.

“The recycling scheme will not only make our roads tidier which is great for residents and ratepayers, but it will also make the area more attractive to tourists.”

Consumers will be able to get a 10c refund on containers usually seen as litter, such as cans and bottles, soft drinks, bottled water and flavoured milk drinks.

Cr Lavell said the refund would be available from reverse vending machines and collection depots in local areas, and their location would be determined by the Department of Environment Regulation.