CASH FOR CANS
Most people see the cash back refund scheme as just a handy way to incentivise a trip to a bottle recycling depot but others ask can you actually use it as a legitimate way to make money? The scheme itself has already done wonders for Adelaide by limiting the number of recyclables ending up in our litter cycle so it’s no surprise that people are now asking the question ‘how far can we take it?’
We’ve gathered a short list of things you can do to attempt to maximise the amount of money you can make by taking full advantage of the generous scheme. You’ll be surprised just how much you’ll be able to get back by following these tips!
IDENTIFY WHAT YOU BUY THAT’S ELIGIBLE
By having one quick look in your fridge, you’ll be able to more than likely see all the containers that are eligible for a 10 cent refund. Whether your drink of choice is beer, bottled water or even orange juice, just by noting which bottles you frequently accumulate will go a long way into maximising your return on investment.
Once you’ve done this first step, think about where exactly you consume most of these drinks. If beer is your choice, you might have a spot outside that you like to sit, so place a tub nearby so that every time you finish one you can quickly put it in there ready to take to the bottle recycling depot.
An even more effective strategy is to place multiple tubs around your backyard for different containers. Whether it’s cans, plastics bottles, glass bottles and another for cartons, you’ll make life a lot easier for yourself and us when you arrive at the bottle recycling depot.
Time is money, and by organising yourself, you’ll make every trip to Thornton’s bottle recycling depot as worthwhile as possible!
OUTSIDE THE HOME
If it’s time to walk the dog then try to take two plastic rubbish bags with you, one for the dog and the other for recyclable bottles and cans! You’ll be doing your part for the environment while pocketing a few extra dollars along the way, not to mention the exercise!
Occasionally all this organisation becomes tiresome, so why not get the children involved. If there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that children adore involving themselves with whatever activity their parents are participating in.
You can even promise them the 10 cents for every bottle they find when you reach the bottle recycling depot!
Don’t forget, Thornton’s bottle recycling depot will also pay you for your scrap metal. So, next time you need to recycle some bottles make sure to bring all your scrap along with you!