The Thargomindah community now has their own Containers for Change facility in town.
The Thargomindah community now has their own Containers for Change facility in town. Navarone Farrell

Thargo community finally has their own Container Exchange

IN THEIR first week of operation, Thargomindah's new container exchange raised $120 for the local school's P&C.

The facility has been running out of local business Ago Vires since last Wednesday, and managing director Marco Otaola is confident it will grow, just like other aspects of his business have done since he set up in Thargomindah.

"It has been a small start, but I am confident it will grow as the town gets on board,” Mr Otaola said.

"I've calculated a rough budget, and I think we could bring in at least $1000 a week for the community during tourist season.”

Before now, the school's P&C was collecting their containers in bulk, and returning them to the St George exchange 490km away.

Having a local site will not only make life easier for them, but for anyone looking to recycle in town.

"Everyone is pretty happy to have this in the community, and tourists have already come through with bags full of containers,” Mr Otaola said.


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