Container refund points

​​​​​​​Creating a recycling scheme to keep Queensland beautiful

As a state, we’re great at many things. However, when it comes to recycling, Queensland can do a lot better. In fact, we have one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia, at around 44%. 

Each year, approximately 3 billion beverage containers are generated in our state alone and are the second most littered item.

So to help us all improve our recycling efforts and keep our beautiful environment litter-free, Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme lets people get a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned to a container refund point.

The scheme launched on 1 November 2018 with more than 230 refund sites available across the state. More sites will be added in the future. 


Have you registered for your scheme account?

It’s the easy way to receive your refund. SIGN-UP NOW and receive your scheme ID.


Where do your containers go?
We're committed to ensuring that all containers that receive a refund are recycled. Below is a snapshot of this lifecycle.

Start making change today

Begin by collecting eligible containers

See what you can and cannot return

Sign-up for your scheme account

The convenient way to receive your refunds

Raise money for your school, group or charity

Tips and information for setting up a recycling program

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