'Keep up the good work': More than 50,000 in the Peel alone

Containers for Change: WARRRL chief Tim Cusack says National Recycling Week is a time for all West Australians to consider how they can recycle more. Photo: File image.
Containers for Change: WARRRL chief Tim Cusack says National Recycling Week is a time for all West Australians to consider how they can recycle more. Photo: File image.

This National Recycling Week Containers for Change is calling on Peel residents to keep up the good work.

In the first 30 days of operations, Containers for Change in WA has processed more than 27.8 million containers, with 56,298 of those returned by Peel residents. That's enough containers to line the path from Perth to the South Australian border.

WARRRL chief Tim Cusack says National Recycling Week is a time for all West Australians to pause, and consider how they can recycle more frequently and more responsibly in their everyday life.

"Containers for Change has made it so easy to recycle beverage containers in WA. I hope the enthusiasm Peel residents have demonstrated for the scheme will continue and extend into general recycling practices," Mr Cusack said.

"It has been particularly great to see the amount of glass returned in the first 30 days, as we are the first container deposit scheme in Australia to have 100 percent bottle-to-bottle recycling from our refund points - a truly sustainable approach to recycling and manufacturing glass."

Bottle-to-bottle recycling is when all glass bottles returned through the scheme are recycled and processed into new glass bottles.

Top tips to make recycling easy:

1. Keep a box or basket next to your recycling bin for your eligible beverage containers

2. Keep a bag or crate in your car, so you can keep eligible containers you buy when you are out and about

3. Print a copy of our eligible container guide and stick it on the fridge, so everyone in your household knows what is eligible

4. Encourage friends and family to collect containers they see littered when out and about

5. Sign-up for your Scheme ID to make digital refunds a breeze