If your charity or community group is willing and able, you can apply to become a commercial operator of one of the 220 container Refund Points (RPs) that will be set up in the next two years.
Most RP operators collect, sort and store eligible containers, as well as paying the 10-cent refund for returning containers. In return operators receive a handling fee for each container returned.
Potential operators will need to participate in the the Coordinator’s open market application process. Key requirements and obligations include:
- Be open to the public for a minimum number of hours per week (typically 35 hours, including weekends)
- Cash handling facilities
- Meet all of the Scheme Coordinator requirements including safety and operational policies
A key objective of Containers for Change in Western Australia is to support social enterprises, and improve employment opportunities for people with a disability and the long-term unemployed.