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Roll Out of Containers for Change Program in Somerset

SOMERSET Regional Council is supporting a 12-month trial of the Containers for Change program which has been established to help increase recycling and reduce waste.

Anuha, a not-for-profit charity project of Peace Lutheran Church Gatton, will operate the service in Somerset from Monday, 5 November.

The mobile collection service will visit three locations in Somerset on a weekly basis.

Mobile collection will occur at Pipeliner Park at Esk on Monday, 5 November between 8am to 11.30am and at Fernvale from 1pm to 4pm and the following Monday, collection will occur at Fernvale between 8am to 11.30am and Esk from 1pm to 4pm.

The mobile collection will occur in Kilcoy each Tuesday, starting on 6 November at 8am to 11.30am and the following Tuesday, 13 November from 1pm to 4pm. 

The mobile collection trucks will visit Pipeliner Park at Esk, the southern end of the carpark at the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre and the northern end of the carpark at the Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre.

To ensure as many Somerset residents can participate in the program, collection times at each site will alternate each week.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council was pleased to be supporting the initiative in Somerset.

“It’s just an additional option for residents in Somerset to recycle. Somerset already offers free recycling at its four refuse sites in the region and this is just another initiative,” Cr Lehmann said. 

“For residents to participate in the Containers for Change program they must first register online at”

A list of eligible containers is available from the Containers for Change website.

Cr Lehmann said although Council was supporting the initiative all general enquiries about the program should be directed to or phone 13 4CHANGE (13 42 42).



Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann finds out more about the Containers for Change initiative that Council is supporting from Anuha’s general manager Robert Evelyn.