Can collection ends

March 29, 2024 BY

Obsolete: The Cash N Can program was popular prior to the introduction of the Container Deposit Scheme, but demand has dropped since. Photo: SUPPLIED

A MONTHLY can collection program has officially ended, with this month’s collection the club’s last.

The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club’s ‘Cash N Can’ program was once a popular way of recycling cans, offering 75 cents per kilogram of cans at The Village Green once a month.

But with the advent of the Container Deposit Scheme in 2023, which offers 10 cents per eligible can, it’s not a huge surprise to hear demand for Cash N Can has dropped.

The Club’s Good Friday Appeal fundraising co-ordinator, David Atterbury, said that while the Cash N Can program was “a good earner” and contributed well to the fundraising tally, he was confident fundraising figures would remain high without the program.

“No-one’s turning up any more. Everybody’s doing it themselves these days, we have three people standing there for two and a half hours and only collecting $20 worth of cans,” Mr Atterbury said.

“We’re pretty happy with fundraising so far, Cash N Can ending shouldn’t be a big hit. We’ve got a good few numbers collecting on Good Friday as well.”

Tin rattlers will be out and about in Bacchus Marsh on Good Friday collecting on behalf of the Lions Club, and for other groups too across Moorabool, so be sure to donate if you can.