Do you struggle to find time to take your containers to a recycling centre? We understand it can be difficult to fit taking your cans and bottles to a depot into your schedule. That’s why at Anything Environmental, we’ve placed more than ten drops and go recycling bins in Mackay, Airlie Beach, Proserpine and the surrounding areas.
Simply register on the Containers for Change website, place all your cans and bottles into a bag with your scheme ID and drop them into one of our conveniently located bins. Our staff will collect the bag and sort the containers at our depot before a refund is issued.
Don’t let your recycling build up and become a big job; place it into our drop and go bins today! We’ll do all the hard work, simply drop your recycling into our bins and leave the rest to us! You’ll find our bins at:
Lids MUST be removed from all plastic bottles before they can be recycled and we ask that you do this BEFORE bringing them into our recycling depot. For us to bale up the plastic bottles they are squeezed at extremely high pressure into a big bale. If the lids aren’t removed the bottles either don’t crush down and the blocks fall apart or the pressure caught inside can make the bottles explode.
The best way to bring in your bottles and cans is in strong bags or cardboard boxes that are not too heavy. If the containers are separated into different groups (i.e. cans, glass, plastic) we will get them counted quicker than if they are all mixed.
Please DO NOT have your containers loose in your boot.
Also, the quickest way for us to process your cans and glass is if they are repacked into their boxes of 12, 24, 30 etc. This doesn’t apply for a lot of containers which are purchased singularly, but anything purchased in bulk and repacked into its original box.
We suggest any sort of strong bag, heavy duty garbage bags, chaff bags etc. Anything that can be securely tied up and please remember to place your Scheme ID# inside the bag.
In some cases, Scheme Id # have been damaged and we can’t read them or sometimes people forget to place a Scheme Id # inside the bag before tying them up. If it’s been more than 4 days since you had deposited your bag into the community drop and go bin. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and advise us the date and the location of your bag drop. Also provide a description of the bag and what its main containers inside are. This way we are able to go to our unclaimed refund area and locate your bag. We will then sort and count our containers for the refund to be processed.
Yes, lids should be removed from beverage containers before taking them to a container refund point. Removing the lids helps with the crushing of containers at processing facilities and provides benefits, i.e.: plastic tops are usually a different plastic from the bottle, so separating the plastics means a better recycling outcome due to less ‘contamination’ leaving tops on containers can cause problems with transport and storage.