“People can take their cans and small glass bottles that are clearly labelled for the rebate to any of the collection centres.
“It’s also a great way for people to support us who can’t donate food or money and recycle at the same time.”
Since its inception in 1994, Torquay Food Aid has been serving the Torquay community.
Every Wednesday, the charity provides its clients with essential pantry items, including milk, bread, fruits, and vegetables, sufficient for a week.
“We are in need of cleaning products, laundry products, and detergents at the moment,” Mr. Buckley said.
People can drop them into the box at IGA or Woolworths North Torquay, or visit Torquay Food Aid during opening hours.
Mr. Buckley said those needing to access the service don’t need to register.
“Just come on a Wednesday afternoon between 12 noon and 3pm.”
Victorians across the West Zone are encouraged to download the CDS Vic West Zone App to browse and select their chosen charity campaigns to donate their refunds to. Additionally, the app also allows users to check for live status and opening hours of their local refund points before planning their trip.
CDS Vic on the Surf Coast
TOMRA Cleanaway have rolled out almost 150 refunds points across west Melbourne and western Victoria, with 180 refund points planned to be installed once the scheme is fully rolled out in August 2024.
Along the Surf Coast, refund points are available at:
- Bells Beach Brewery – Shed 2, 22 Baines Crescent, Torquay VIC 3228
- Dunes Villages Torquay North – 222 Fischer Street, Torquay VIC 3228
- Surfcoast Tree Servies – 17 Inverlochy Street, Anglesea VIC 3230
- Aireys Inlet Pub – 45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet VIC 3231
- Lorne FoodWorks – 1-3 Great Ocean Road, Lorne VIC 3232
About CDS Vic
Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme rewards Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible used drink can, bottle and carton.
In just 2 months CDS Vic celebrated more than 100 million containers being returned across the state, meaning Victorian’s pocketed over $10 million in refunds in just two months.
CDS Vic will reduce Victoria’s litter by up to half, create new economic opportunities, generate around 600 jobs across the state, in both regional and metropolitan Victoria, and turn drink containers into new recycled products.
This article first appeared in the Surf Coast Times