Bulk recycle in Craigieburn

A new bulk sales depot has landed in Craigieburn.

The newest site for the State Government’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is at 107 Yellowbox Drive in Craigieburn, and it is the 13th site in Hume.

The bulk depot provides an easier and more efficient way to recycle bottles, boxes and cans, allowing people to dump a large number of containers at once, while having staff on hand to help process the recycling in one go, compared to the bulk depot at one time times at smaller return machines.

The technology scans and verifies each container deposited and offers the user options to receive the amount in cash, via digital transfer directly to a bank account, or to send the amount as a donation to a nominated charity or community group.

The CDS Vic West Zone app also offers customers the unique opportunity to donate their container refund to many charities that have joined as charity partners for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme.

CDS Vic gives charities, community groups, schools and sporting groups new ways to raise money by registering as a donation partner.

In Craigieburn, groups and organizations are already fundraising with CDS Vic, including the Craigieburn Little Athletics Center for essential equipment to host club events, and the Roxburgh Park Football Netball Club for its ‘Roxy Container Drive’.

Hume residents can also download the CDS Vic West Zone app to check the live status of their local refund point, verify container eligibility and manage and track container refunds.

TOMRA Cleanaway chief executive James Dorney said Hume now has a choice to recycle their containers.

“We are very pleased to have opened a new CDS Vic refund point in Craigieburn, adding to the existing network of refund points across Victoria, providing locals with a location where they can easily return their eligible beverage containers for recycling,” he said.

“The community has shown that if they are given a convenient, accessible and technology-based container deposit network, they will get involved.”

Since the introduction of CDS Vic on November 1 last year, Victorians have recouped $23 million from their containers.