Tambo’s a top performer

Member for Gippsland South, Danny O'Brien with Tambo Recycling Centre Sale Depot Manager, Rhomi Webb, during a recent visit. The Sale depot is experiencing an untick in people coming to recycle containers. Photo: Contributed

RECENT figures released by the state government show that Sale’s Tambo Recycling Centre depot is among the state’s top performing collection points for the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said the Tambo Recycling Centre, which made a significant investment to support the CDS at both its Bairnsdale and Sale depots, has seen more than 1.4 million containers successfully deposited and refunded at its Sale depot in the first two months of the scheme.

“The team at Tambo Recycling’s Sale depot, or Kwik Tips to many locals, are doing an amazing job keeping up with demand from locals,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Recent figures released confirm that the Sale depot was among the top 10 performing regional collection points in the state.

“1.4 million containers represents $140k back into our local economy in just two short months – a great result for everyone involved.

“These figures send a clear message that Gippslanders are keen to get involved, help keep containers out of landfill and put some extra money in their pockets in the process.”

Mr O’Brien said the CDS is also a great fundraising option for local clubs, community groups and charities.

“Local community groups and charities can register online with CDS Vic to obtain a Donation Partner ID,” he said.

“Having a Donation Partner ID app allows others to donate to your organisation easily through the CDS Vic East app.”

To sign up for a Donation Partner ID or download a fundraising toolkit, visit cdsvic.org.au/fundraising