On October 1st, 2020, the Western Australian government introduced the ‘Containers for Change Scheme’. The aim of the Scheme is to reduce litter and increase recycling rates in Western Australia.
Care for Hedland operates are an Authorised Refund Point under the scheme, out of our Depot at 15 Moorambine Street, Wedgefield, WA 6721.
The Scheme covers most beverage containers between 150mL and 3L, excluding plain milk containers, wine bottles, spirits bottles and some others. You can check if a container is eligible under the Scheme by typing the barcode in here: https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/
Opening hours for our Depot in Wedgefield are:
- 8am to 4pm on weekdays
- 8am to 1pm on Saturdays
- Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
There are also a number of mobile refund points operating between 8am and 10am on Saturday mornings:
– First Saturday of the month at Port Hedland Turf Club
– Third Saturday of the month at Port Hedland Turf Club
– Fourth Saturday of the month at South Hedland Shopping Centre carpark (Coles end)
Please be aware if you are returning more than 825 containers you will be asked to show identification, and if you are returning more than 1500 containers you will be required to complete a declaration form, Refund-Declaration
, and we will take a photocopy of your identification.