Managing waste wisely

WMRC and Paraquad partnering for better returns

WMRC is partnering with Paraquad Industries to make recycling easier for western suburbs residents, while supporting a good cause.

From October 1, residents can take their eligible containers to Paraquad Industries in Shenton Park for a refund as part of the Containers for Change WA statewide container deposit scheme which gives 10c back on eligible beverage containers.  Paraquad is part of Return-It WA’s network of Refund Points in WA.

In support of the scheme, the West Metro Recycling Centre will accept donations of eligible beverage containers from residents and will send them to Paraquad Industries for recycling. Entry to the West Metro Recycling Centre is free of charge for residents of Member and Participating councils.

WMRC CEO, Stefan Frodsham, said, “Partnering with Paraquad in Shenton Park makes recycling easier for residents and supports a worthy cause.”

“While the West Metro Recycling Centre is a one-stop shop to drop off many recyclables, Paraquad accepts other items not readily recyclable through us, like pre-loved quality books, bric-a-brac, furniture and working electrical goods. The refund for eligible containers under Containers for Change is now a bonus for residents.”

“Given our proximity, residents can conveniently drop off more of their unwanted items at both locations in the same trip. They can also feel good knowing their actions support the circular economy, provide jobs for members of our community living with a disability and keep valuable resources out of landfill.”

Paraquad Industries Manager, Joe Tuson, said “We are thrilled to be partnering with Return-It to operate an authorised Refund Point for Containers for Change and thank Western Metropolitan Regional Council for donating their eligible containers to us.”

“We love that we are a stone’s throw away from the Recycling Centre and hope members of the community will take advantage of this unique opportunity to recycle their containers for cash at our Refund Point and donate unwanted goods to support social enterprise.  It’s a win-win for all of us!”

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