Container refund points

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Containers for Change has been established to help increase recycling and reduce the number of beverage containers that litter our environment. Becoming part of the change is easy...

Collect eligible containers

Containers for Change has been established to help increase recycling and reduce the number of beverage containers that litter our environment. So, not all containers are eligible for a refund but they can still be recycled through your local kerbside recycling collection.

You will receive a refund for most drinks containers between 150ml and three litres. Be sure that the containers are empty and have the caps off.

For a further breakdown of what is eligible and not, see below.

Eligible beverage containers

Excluded beverage containers

Create your scheme account

Before scheme launch, you will be able to sign-up here for a scheme account; it's the easy way to receive your refund, via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) into your bank account.

Other refund payment options are available (cash, voucher, donation) and do not require a scheme account. Please check with your local container refund point operator here for available payment options.

Return containers to a collection point

There are five different types of container refund points available, including over-the-counter depots, drop-offs, reverse vending machines (RVMs), donation sites and mobile and pop-up refund points.

Over-the-counter depots

Drop-offs (bag it, tag it, drop it)

Reverse vending machines (RVMs)

Mobile and pop-up refund points

Donation points (physical and virtual)

Collect (or donate) your refund

When you return your containers to a refund point you can choose whichever refund payment or donation method is offered by that refund point operator. Payments are made in one or more of the following ways:

Cash

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Vouchers

Donate your containers

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