ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY RECYCLING CENTRES
Recycling Centres provided a service to Hotels, Clubs, Restaurants and Social Clubs etc. whereby receptacles are provided to place empty beverage containers in. These are either collected under a schedule system or on demand and are replaced with empty ones on a one for one changeover system.
Products collected from these include all deposit bearing plastic, glass and aluminium containers, wine bottles and flagons. Additionally, and at the same time as these pick-ups, some centres will collect cardboard in wool bales. A fee of between three and five dollars per bale is normally charged for this service.
Charitable organisations from time to time organise bottle/fundraising drives as a means of income, and equipment is provided free of charge to assist.
Some Recycling Centres are either involved in the collection, processing or both of materials through this system and this is carried out through contracts with the individual councils.
Household Collection Service
Many Centres have their own individual collectors who provide a household collection service for those not having transport to enable containers to be returned to the depots. These people collect from door to door at a reduced rate to what would have been paid had they been returned to the centre itself. However, there are very few collections these days.
Events Infrastructure is put into place at all major outdoor events and a collection service is provided.
Refer to CHARITIES AND COMMUNITY SERICES ARE SUPPORTED BY CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION