Albany’s container recycling hits one million mark

Emma TaylorAlbany Advertiser
Kaye Ramsay and Cameron Pettley-Gray.
Camera IconKaye Ramsay and Cameron Pettley-Gray. Credit: Green Skills Inc/Green Skills Inc

Green Skills Albany Container Recycling has just reached a major milestone, with one million containers returned since the site opened on October 1.

The Containers for Change scheme has resulted in more than 120m containers being returned to refund points across WA — enough containers to line a path from Albany to Kununurra and back again.

Scheme co-ordinator Tim Cusack said reaching the 1m mark in such a short time was an impressive achievement for the Green Skills team.

“It has been wonderful being able to partner with an organisation that is delivering on all the objectives of Containers for Change — cleaning up our environment, creating job and training opportunities for local people, and supporting local community organisations,” Mr Cusack said.

Anna Fleming.
Camera IconAnna Fleming. Credit: Green Skills Inc

“I would particularly like to congratulate Green Skills for the amazing work they have done in creating job opportunities for local people in the Great Southern.”

The initiative has created more than 20 jobs, including three traineeships in the Albany and Mt Barker region.

Albany site manager Kate Ryan-Taylor said it was not just about recycling.

“It’s about providing change and opportunity for people in all areas to be involved, come together, work together to improve people’s lives, people’s skills and the environment around us,” she said. “Being able to offer services to so many of our smaller regional towns means better outcomes for the environment, people’s hip pockets and communities across the Great Southern.”

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