SA-style bottle recycling scheme for Qld?

Would a bottle recycling levy help to reduce this?
Would a bottle recycling levy help to reduce this? Tanya Easterby

A SOUTH Australian-style refund scheme for bottles and cans could be on its way to Queensland.

The recycling incentive scheme has long divided opinion among the state's 77 councils and continued to do so in debate over a proposed introduction moved by Cook Shire Council at the Local Government Association of Queensland meeting in Mackay on Wednesday.

The motion was narrowly carried following a vote by conference delegates, meaning the LGAQ will now lobby the State Government for the change.

Cook Shire mayor Peter Scott said such a scheme would aid regional and remote councils who simply could not afford to institute a recycling program.

"Queensland is the most rubbishy state in Australia and if we keep doing what we've always done, we'll keep getting what we have always got," he said.

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Should Qld bring in a bottle recycling scheme?

This poll ended on 07 November 2014.

Current Results

Yes. The kids could make some money from it


No. It won't work


Yes. It will help reduce landfill


As long as it doesn't cost ratepayers


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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