GENERATING JOBS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
North Queensland Green Solutions joined the Containers for Change scheme in July 2019. Operating as a social enterprise, the container refund point (CRP) in Ayr has a strong focus on providing employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities, injuries or health conditions. Since its inception, the CRP has created eight new full-time jobs in a town of just over 8,700 people, with additional casual staff joining at peak times. The town has embraced the CRP which processes an average of more than 130,000 containers per week, returning an average of $13,000 in refunds to the community.
"Generating an average of $13,000 each week in refunds to the community."
North Queensland Green Solutions
As a social enterprise operator in the Containers for Change scheme, North Queensland Green Solutions invest all their profits from their CRP back into the employment services they offer to the community.