In 2023 the Change Maker awards celebrated the Western Australians who went above and beyond to save 10¢ containers from general waste.


School of the Year

Kalannie Primary School P&C

Koorda Primary School P&C

Three Springs Primary

Winner: Kensington Secondary School

Individual of the Year

Hannah Root

Peter Beazley

Peter Brown

Tyler Jansen

Winner: Viktor Strizek

Small Refund Point Operator of the Year 

Motown Community Shed

Newdegate Container Exchange 

Shire of York

Winner: Goomalling/Toodyay Containers for Change

Medium Refund Point Operator of the Year 

East Kimberley Job Pathways


MR Refund

Winner: City of Fremantle

Large Refund Point Operator of the Year 

Community Recycling WA 

Return-it WA CDS

TOMRA Collection

Winner: Good Sammy Enterprises

Refund Point Employee of the Year

Jenny Hong - U Can Recycle 

Matt Collis - Katanning Environmental 

Nicholas Tuhakaraina - Good Sammy Enterprises 

Winner: Lleyton Brown - Avonvalley Cash4Containers

Partnership of the Year

Nutrien Lake King

Peel Thunder

Work Power

Winner: Veterans Transition Centre

Community Participant of the Year

9 Lives Cat Rescue

Cat Haven

Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club


Winner: WAAC (WA Aids Council)

Change Maker of the Year

Kensington Secondary School

Kensington Secondary School is an independent public school. They have created a large area in their school that is dedicated to Containers for Change, which is accessible for all students including those in wheelchairs or using walking frames. They have incorporated Containers for Change into their Work Ready Program which provides the teaching of important skills for fulfilling employment. Since 2020 their Containers for Change program has grown into a fast-paced growing business that the whole school gets behind. To date, the school has collected close to 90,000 containers!








Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is one of the world's leading consumer goods companies. As one of the largest bottlers and distributors of non-alcoholic and alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Australia, CCEP has a portfolio that offers a beverage for every occasion.  

CCEP puts sustainability at the heart of its business while creating value for its customers. The company is taking action in areas where it can have significant impact, and which its stakeholders want it to prioritise, including sustainable packaging, consumer wellbeing, energy and climate, and water stewardship. 


Cleanaway is Australia’s leading total waste management solutions provider and one of Australia’s largest collectors of PET, HDPE, and PP plastics through our involvement with Container Deposit Schemes. 

With a 7,500 strong team, 6,100 vehicles across approximately 330 sites, and involvement in Circular Plastics Australia’s (PET) joint venture partnership between Pact Group, Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd, Asahi Beverages, and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), we’re well placed to lead the development of a circular economy in Australia, together.


Innovating for a seamless customer experience, productivity, and efficiency.


Lion’s core purpose is to champion sociability and help people to live well, whether it’s a beachside barbie, fun times with family, or a beer at the pub, Lion’s brands are right at the centre of life’s sociable moments.


For more than 20 years MASTEC® MGBs (Mobile Waste & Recycling Bins) have become synonymous with quality, longevity, robust design and construction.

MASTEC is Australia’s only dedicated MGB manufacturer specialising in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and distribution of MGB’s and Kitchen Organic (KO) bins and is the proud preferred supplier to WARRRL and Containers for Change throughout Western Australia.


REMONDIS is one of the world’s largest recycling, service, and water companies.

Operating locally since 1982, REMONDIS Australia rises to the challenge of complex waste logistics and ambitious resource recovery goals and has the scale and expertise — both local and global — to make a difference.


Veolia's purpose — championing ecological transformation.

Never have environmental concerns been so instantly visible, or their consequences for our societies, so real to people.  

In becoming the benchmark company for ecological transformation, Veolia is committing to accelerating and expanding the deployment of existing solutions, while simultaneously creating the solutions of tomorrow.


WAglass was created in 2019 to process glass returned through Containers for Change in Western Australia.

Based in Bassendean, their site accepts glass from WA refund points, and beneficiates it for direct feed to Orora's furnaces in South Australia.

Since Containers for Change began in WA, they have sent over 75,000 tonnes of beneficiated glass back into the furnace to be remade into bottles.


Environmentally friendly waste services. 

West Tip is a leading provider of waste removal and recycling services throughout Perth and its surrounding areas. They focus on delivering efficient and environmentally-friendly services at all times, giving their clients a greener option when it comes to waste handling.

Through their services, West Tip increases awareness among their customers about recycling and responsible waste management, while staying up-to-date with industry developments.