Containers for Change, Queensland’s container refund scheme, was introduced on 1 November 2018 to help clean up our state. The scheme aims to increase recycling rates and reduce litter by encouraging Queenslanders to exchange eligible drink containers for a 10 cent refund.
As members and supporters of Wildlife Queensland know we were a strong advocate for the container refund scheme and, with our partner the Boomerang Alliance, helped get the scheme started.
In the two years since the scheme began, close to 2.4 billion containers have been collected.
Containers for Change has 311 refund sites (as at 1 November 2020) available across the state and more to come in the future.
Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible (be sure that they are empty and have the caps off) to collect a refund of 10 cents each.
Donate your refund to help protect our native wildlife
Did you know that when you return your eligible containers to a refund point, you can donate your refund to Wildlife Queensland?
- Take your empty drink containers to a Containers for Change collection point.
- Donate your refund to Wildlife Queensland projects by quoting our scheme ID number: C10002920
You can also save the image above with our ID number to your phone for quick and easy reference when you’re at the collection point.
Each container earns 10 cents which adds up really quickly!
Please help increase recycling and reduce the number of beverage containers that litter our environment by making the collection and return of eligible drinks containers part of your weekly routine. And don’t forget to quote our scheme ID to make twice the difference for our precious wildlife!