West End recyclers can now donate their Containers for Change refunds to Townsville flood victims at TOMRA Recycling Centres. TOMRA has announced social good and disaster relief charity, GIVIT, as an emergency donation partner at all 10 of its recycling centres in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

From today, West End locals returning their containers can help provide much-needed aid to those left devastated by the Townsville floods simply by choosing the “donate” option and selecting “GIVIT flood appeal” on any of the nine reverse vending machines (RVM) at TOMRA’s West End Recycling Centre. One hundred per cent of funds donated will go directly to the people of Townsville affected by the floods, helping them to get back on their feet in the wake of the disaster.

TOMRA’s National Director of Automated Depots Laurie Minto said, “Queenslanders are known for their resilience and willingness to help in times of disaster, so our immediate reaction to what’s happened in Townsville was to give people an easy and practical way to help. With the large numbers of containers we’re seeing returned at our recycling centres every day, we encourage everyone to give as generously as they can. It’s a small act that could make a big difference to our northern neighbours in need”.

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