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Energy Australia – Turning bottles to cash for a good cause

Our Services

March 25, 2019

Tags: CDS, Recycling

Cleanaway provides waste management services to Energy Australia at the Mt Piper Power Station where Cleanaway Business Unit Manager, Shane Tildesley recently identified an opportunity to optimise resource recovery and fundraise for a good cause through Return and Earn.

The power station were doing a great job recycling large amounts of plastic bottles through the commingled recycling stream. Shane saw the opportunity to take these clean, uncontaminated containers to Bathurst Recycling – the local Return and Earn automated depot, instead.

Refunds collected from recycling these containers with the scheme were then donated to a chosen donation partner – Lifeline Central West.

Since August, close to $2000 has been donated to the local Lifeline Central West. The power station will continue to send containers to Bathurst Recycling and donate funds to this community service.

Return and Earn is NSW’s container deposit scheme that provides the option to donate refunds from recycling containers to a donation partner of choice.

Lifeline Central West offers free counselling and crisis support to the NSW community and recently hosted workshops for those impacted by the drought across Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo.

Contact us for more information on how we partner with our customers for resource recovery.