What are Container Exchange Points?

Container Exchange Points are baskets or cradles attached to general waste bins in public spaces, installed in partnership with Local Government Authorities (LGAs). 

Think of them as a Containers for Change bin for the community — when you're out and about, instead of throwing your empty 10¢ container into the next bin you pass, simply drop it into a Container Exchange Point. 


How are they used?

Whether you're out for a walk, picnicking in the park, or basking at the beach, look out for a cradle or basket attached to a general waste bin. If your empty container has a 10¢ mark, drop it in! Your 10¢ container can then be collected and returned to a local refund point by whoever wants the refund. 

Are you a local container saver?

Anyone can pick up 10¢ containers left at Container Exchange Points and return them for a refund, even you. So if you are out and about and find containers in a basket or cradle, consider collecting and returning them so they can live another life.

Want cradles or baskets in your area?

If you are part of an LGA in WA that would like to participate in the Container Exchange project rollout, we want to hear from you!

For participating LGAs, we provide branded Container Exchange cradles and baskets.

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Container Exchange Points are already in


  • City of Albany
  • City of Armadale
  • Town of Bassendean
  • City of Bayswater
  • City of Belmont
  • Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
  • Shire of Broome
  • City of Busselton
  • City of Bunbury
  • Shire of Boyup Brook
  • City of Canning
  • City of Cockburn
  • Shire of Denmark
  • Shire of East Pilbara
  • Shire of Exmouth
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Gosnells
  • City of Greater Geraldton
  • Shire of Irwin
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Kalamunda
  • Shire of Northam
  • Shire of Northampton
  • City of Kwinana
  • City of Karratha
  • Shire of Kondinin
  • City of Mandurah
  • Shire of Manjimup
  • Shire of Morawa
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • City of Perth
  • Town of Port Hedland
  • Shire of Shark Bay
  • City of South Perth
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Subiaco
  • Shire of Wagin
  • Shire of Waroona
  • Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • City of Vincent
  • Shire of Wiluna

Other ways to return

There are many ways to return your 10¢ containers in WA. Find the one that best suits your needs.

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