TOMRA Cleanaway recently installed the 17th refund point in the Greater Geelong area for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme, CDS Vic. The latest reverse vending machine has been installed at the Drysdale Bowling and Croquet Club at 19 Collins St, Drysdale, VIC 3222.

The continued roll-out of CDS Vic refund points across the City of Greater Geelong is making it easier for residents to support important local community groups and charity organisations.

James Dorney, Chief Executive Officer for TOMRA Cleanaway, the West Zone network operator for CDS Vic, said he was very excited to see the new refund point installed at Drysdale.

“The community has shown that when provided with a convenient, accessible, and technology-based container deposit scheme network, they will get involved,” Mr Dorney said.

Trash becomes treasure for local charity groups

Geelong Animal Rescue (GAR), which dedicates itself to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted animals, has been signed up as a donation partner with CDS Vic since the second week of the scheme.

GAR director Jordan Barker said her organisation was run entirely by volunteers and solely relied on fundraising to support their operational costs.

“We’re really excited to be a part of it,” Ms Barker said. “It means that people in the community can, through accessing the CDS, select our charity when they drop off their recycling. It’s a really cool system and we’re very grateful we’ve been able to partner with them.”

“It feels very wholesome. It’s a chance for people to recycle, help the planet, and also help animals.”

Making your change in the City of Greater Geelong

Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme rewards participants with a 10cent refund for every eligible drink container they return to a CDS Vic refund point.

Across the City of Greater Geelong, residents have a variety of locations and refund point types they can visit to make their change with CDS Vic. These include, but are not limited to:

Residents looking to deposit large quantities of eligible containers are encouraged to visit the CDS Vic Depots located in Geelong, at:

This article originally appeared in the Geelong Independent 

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