Cash for cans at Wanneroo Show

Cash for cans at Wanneroo Show

PEOPLE can cash in their cans at the Wanneroo Show as part of a promotion for a container deposit scheme.

Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) will give out 10c to anyone coming along with drink bottles and cans at the November 25-26 event at Wanneroo Showground to promote a scheme with refunds for drink containers.

Wanneroo Show chairman Michael Aspinall said using such a public event would jog residents to think about a refund for containers scheme.

Mr Aspinall said there would be information at the MRC stand to encourage patrons to contact their political representatives about a potential scheme for WA.

‘Giving a refund for drink containers assists in litter reduction, because suddenly the rubbish is worth something,” he said.

“Councils are rewarded by cleaner roadways and river systems.

“Event organisers can increase their clean recycling.”

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) supports the scheme as a way of reducing litter and the amount of recyclable material currently going to landfill.

“Creating a container deposit scheme has been an ongoing objective of the local government,” WALGA chairwoman Lynne Craigie said.

“Our hope is that the bipartisan support now shown towards this issue will be maintained and WA will be able to finally realise the environmental benefit that a container deposit scheme would deliver.”

MRC want patrons to save their drink containers from the Show and return them to the MRC stand near the main entrance for a 10c refund.

The Wanneroo Show will be at the Wanneroo Showground on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.