Container refund points

Over 2,047,297,642 containers returned to date*

Community groups and charities

Containers for Change provides an exciting opportunity for community groups* and charities; helping to raise much needed funds. Options include:

  • Sign-up for a scheme account**; anyone can choose to donate to you via your scheme ID when they return their containers to a refund point
  • Collecting eligible containers as a group and returning them at a container refund point, receiving 10 cents per container
  • Becoming a donation point and encouraging community members to donate their containers to your organisation
  • Partnering or registering with your local container refund point to access container collection infrastructure (such as cages, bins or trailers) for your events or activities***
  • Becoming a container refund point in your own right****


Need help with marketing?

To assist with the overall awareness and understanding of the scheme, a marketing toolkit is available by emailing: 


*Includes sporting and services clubs, schools, local catchment groups and registered charities.

**Additional checks are required before accounts are activated – please allow 3 business days before using your scheme ID.

***Operators who collect more than five million containers per year are required to make container collection infrastructure available free of charge for use by community organisations.

****You will be required to collect all eligible containers and pay the 10 cent refund to people returning containers. In return you will receive a handling fee. Refund points are required to meet additional requirements, including safety, opening times and accessibility for refund scheme customers. Each region has a maximum number of refund points in the first 12 months of scheme.

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