New container refund point for Point Cook

The new CDS reverse vending machine at The Brook in Point Cook. (supplied) 395261_01

Earning money from Victoria’s container deposit scheme (CDS) is now easier for residents in Point Cook with a new refund point now open in the suburb.

A reverse vending machine has been installed next to the The Brook Hotel on Sneydes Road, the third in the Point Cook area and 15th in Wyndham since the CDS was established in November last year.

The reverse vending machine is situated in the carpark next to the The Brook Hotel and locals can now deposit their empty bottles, cartons and cans there and receive 10 cents in return.

The CDS’s west zone, which stretches from the western suburbs to the South Australian border, has collected more than 100 million containers, resulting in more than $11.5 million in refunds since the scheme started four and a half months ago.

Chief executive of west zone network operator Tomra Cleanaway, James Dorney, said he expected the new Point Cook vending machine to prove as popular as those in other locations.

“Our machines are quick, convenient, and automated, and able to be seamlessly integrated into

retail and community locations,” he said.

“The community has shown that when provided with a convenient,

accessible, and technology-based container deposit scheme network, they will get involved.”

Numerous sporting clubs and community groups in Wyndham, including Point Cook Football Club, Wyndham West SES, Wyndham Victory Netball Club and Wyndham Yacht Club, are already using the CDS as a fundraising tool.

Charities, organisations and community groups interested in fundraising through the CDS, first need to register to obtain a donation partner ID.

To do so visit:

Cade Lucas.