Container Refund Scheme

The Queensland Government has announced Containers for Change as the name of the state’s container refund scheme, which is set to commence on 1 November 2018.

The name reflects not only the 10 cents that Queenslanders will receive when they return an eligible container, but the positive change that will be seen in our environment.

Close to 3 billion drink containers are used in Queensland each year. That’s 5,330 containers every minute! While they can be easily recycled, drink containers are the second most littered item in the state.

Containers for Change will provide Queenslanders with an incentive to collect and return used containers for recycling, and is a better way in which everyone can manage waste and keep communities clean.

Visit the Containers for Change website to discover more information about the scheme, how organisations can get involved and which containers will be eligible for a refund. It should be noted that although Western Downs Regional Council supports this scheme, it is not operated by Council in any way.