Return cans and bottles and help Berinba Public P&C Earn

DONATE: Berinba Public P&C president Jean Pearson, Bridgette Pearson, 8, and Eric Pearson, 10, return cans at the Yass Woolworths collection point. Photo: Hannah Sparks
DONATE: Berinba Public P&C president Jean Pearson, Bridgette Pearson, 8, and Eric Pearson, 10, return cans at the Yass Woolworths collection point. Photo: Hannah Sparks

Have you ever wondered what's behind the donate button at Return and Earn?

Well, Berinba Public School Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) hopes you'll find them.

For the next three months, anyone can donate to the P&C by returning empty cans and bottles to the Yass Woolworths carpark Return and Earn collection point.

The P&C is listed as the local registered organisation to donate refunds to.

President Jean Pearson is rallying support after the same initiative raised only $30 earlier this year.

"We didn't get much at all, so we're trying again for another three months and promoting it more this time," Mrs Pearson said.

She is encouraging the 300 students at Berinba Public to each return ten cans or bottles to raise $300 minimum.

"Every little bit helps," Mrs Pearson said.

The P&C is raising funds for an all-inclusive playground, Mrs Pearson said.

"This is the first year we've had a student in a wheelchair and it's been a big learning curve. We've realised the playground equipment he can use is limited," she said.

The P&C plans to install sensory and musical equipment that will be educational, fun and more user-friendly, but it comes at a cost of $200,000.

Most 150ml to three litre drink containers are eligible for a ten cent refund at the Return and Earn collection point.

Containers can be made from glass, plastic, aluminium, steel and liquid paperboard (cartons).

The containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached.

Once you've dropped your containers into the collection point, simply click donate and select Berinba Public P&C on the screen.