Containers for Change
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Your change can make a BIG difference
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.
You can help our environment and its wildlife by recycling eligible drink containers
You can donate your 10-cent refund to Wildlife Queensland when you recycle your bottles and cans. It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up quickly, and every bit helps to protect and conserve our native wildlife.
Two ways your change will help wildlife
- You can donate your Containers for Change refund to Wildlife Queensland, and help to provide vital on-ground conservation actions to protect threatened species; and
- by recycling, you’re keeping plastics and glass litter out of our environment and protecting wildlife at the same time.
Did you know?
Queenslanders go through 2.7 billion drink containers each year.
3 easy steps to helping wildlife
Take them to a container refund point
There are different types of container refund points across Queensland, so find the right one for you.
Donate your refund to Wildlife Queensland
You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return which you can keep or donate.
How do I donate my Containers for Change refund to Wildlife Queensland?
- Take your empty eligible drink containers to a Containers for Change collection point and tell the attendants there that you want to donate your refund to Wildlife Queensland.
- Donate your refund to Wildlife Queensland by quoting our scheme ID number: C10002920. You can also save the image with our ID number to your phone for quick and easy reference when you’re at the collection point.