Shoutout to Local Recycling Heroes

Recycling has never been more rewarding. Our community is full of recycling superheroes who are cleaning up and doing so much more to protect our environment. At the same time, they’re raising money through the ACT Container Deposit Scheme (ACT CDS) to achieve their goals and dreams.

The scheme has seen millions of bottles and cans returned for a refund of 10 cents per container. That’s millions of drink containers diverted from becoming litter or landfill. Once returned, they are recycled into new bottles, cans, jackets, jeans and even aeroplane wings

All this is made possible because of the many passionate local recycling heroes in Canberra.

ACT CDS Recycling Heroes are doing great things

Buying clean-up gear

Kirsty Young and her husband Wayne Corbin have recycled over 7K containers, raising $758.90. They used these funds to buy pick-up sticks and gloves for volunteers in their litter collection group. Read more.

Planning a trip to Indonesia

Angus Sealy used the ACT CDS to fund his trip to Indonesia so he could participate in the Round Square Schools Conference in Jakarta. Read more.

Raising funds for a charity

Nearly 50,000 containers were collected at Floriade 2019 for ACT CDS, with the funds raised donated to local charities including Lifeline Canberra and RSPCA ACT. Read more.

Fantastic efforts all-round! We know this is just the tip of the iceberg and there are many more wonderful stories out there. We’d love to hear them and share them to inspire people across Canberra. Tell us your story by filling out the form below.

  • Let us know your name or the name of someone who is your local recycling hero.
  • Please tell us about your experience with the ACT CDS and why that makes you (or someone you know) a local recycling hero.
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