Most Queenslanders have no idea that you can get cash for cans. But at Raw Metal Corp in Brisbane’s southwest, cans have been collected for cash for years; benefitting social clubs, schools, charitable organisations and sporting associations with Raw Metal Corp providing a bin to collect the empty cans, and supporting them with regular pick-ups.
Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles has said , “Queensland has the highest litter incidence in Australia — 40 per cent higher than the national average — and the most littered item by volume is drink cans and bottles.” He will look at introducing a South Australian-style “cash for cans” scheme, where Queenslanders may soon be able to handover their empties in exchange for cash.

Mr Miles said the State Government would set up an advisory group and out the proposal out to public consultation later in the year.

Sales manager Natalie Hayward said, “Raw Metal have been ahead of the curve for some time. We have always know recycling benefits everyone. The drink giants may not be happy but I think everyone else wins.”

Cash for cans has existed in South Australia since 1977, was introduced in the Northern Territory in 2012 and will come into place in NSW by July 2017.

To benefit your organisation with cash for your cans, and a cleaner planet, phone 1300 729 638, go to or see us at 1156 Boundary Rd, Wacol QLD 4076

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