Implementing the Containers for Change program at Kaarakin

The recently introduced Containers for Change program in Western Australia allows people to collect specific containers and drop them to recycling centres to earn a refund. One of the key features of this scheme is that instead of keeping the refund, there is the option to donate the funds to a nominated charity. Here at Kaarakin we have embraced the program as an opportunity to earn a little more in donations while encouraging sustainability and recycling.

What containers are eligible for the Containers for Change program?

The program allows most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers from 150ml to 3L to be donated. To be sure, all eligible items are marked with a 10 cent symbol. Lids should also be removed and the containers should be rinsed clean.  For every item received, 10 cents is returned or donated on your behalf.  

How Kaarakin has adapted to the scheme

At Kaarakin we have implemented two ways people can collect and donate to our cause. Onsite there is a bin set up in the undercover laundry area which allows volunteers to drop items off. These containers will be delivered regularly to the recycling centres on our behalf by one of our volunteers.

In addition to this, we also have two ID scheme numbers which can be used when visiting the recycling centres directly. All money received from donations using these ID numbers will go towards caring for our animals and the upkeep of our facilities. We encourage everyone to spread these around and use them when you are next dropping off your recyclable containers to support our cause.

ID number for Black Cockatoo Preservation Society: C10240384

ID number for Wildlife Australia (emus, kangaroos, dingoes, finches, parrots): C10395212

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