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Bin bandits hit recycling to cash in on Containers for Change

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WA’s Cash for Containers scheme has proved to be a great money-spinner for kids’ piggy banks and community groups but it also seems to have birthed a new neighbourhood nuisance — the bin diver.

With 10 cents now up for grabs for every can, bottle or other eligible drink container handed into a collection centre, people can quickly rack up a tidy sum.

But the scheme, which kicked off in October, also seems to have motivated a few people to step over the line and raid other people’s…



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