The City of Greater Geraldton is making it easier to recycle empty drink containers, with collection baskets set up at eight locations along the foreshore. The City is trying the baskets out for six months and will monitor their use and performance before possibly rolling out more. Mayor Jerry Clune said the collection points were a win-win for the community. “These baskets give everyone the option to save their drink containers from going to landfill by throwing them into the white baskets for recycling and not in the rubbish bin,” he said. “Anyone who values the containers stored in the open baskets can simply remove them and take them to a Containers For Change facility and collect the deposits. “We urge the community to do the right thing by only putting eligible containers in the collection baskets. “If the trial is successful, council could consider rolling out further container exchange points at other locations in the city.” Under the Statewide Containers for Change scheme, people can collect a 10¢ refund per eligible container returned to drop-off centres at 8 Bradford Street in Wonthella, and the Ritgers IGA carpark on Durlacher Street. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel, and liquid paperboard drink containers that are 150ml to three litres in size can be returned for a refund. Just check for the 10¢ mark on the container.