Registering as part of the scheme
To be able to receive container refunds as donations, you first need to make sure your charity or group signs up for a Scheme ID.
As we need to verify your charity status, please allow a couple of weeks for us to email your Scheme ID. Once you have received this Scheme ID, anyone can choose to donate their container refund by quoting the number when cashing in their containers.
As a community group there are two ways you can start to raise funds via Containers for Change – by taking physical donations of containers or virtual donations of refunds.
You and members of your community can donate eligible containers to an organisation by returning containers to the physical location of a donation point.
As a charity or community group you have two options:
1. Partnering or registering with a container refund point operator(s) in your area
Access local container collection infrastructure (like cages, bins or trailers) for events or activities.
Container refund point operators who collect more than five million containers a year are required to make container collection infrastructure available free-of-charge for use by community organisations.
To confirm who is operating in your location click below, or call the Contact Centre on 13 42 42.
2. Becoming a container refund point in your own right
If you choose to do this, your organisation will be required to collect eligible containers and pay the 10 cent refund to people returning containers. In return you will receive a handling fee for each container returned.
This option may only be available in areas in locations where more container refund points are needed. To find out more email us here.
Once you’ve registered your charity or group with the Containers for Change scheme through the website and have a Scheme ID, any Queenslander can choose to donate to your organisation from anywhere in the state.
Supporters can return their containers using their preferred charity or community group’s Scheme ID at any container refund point in Queensland and their refund will be electronically transferred to the organisation’s bank account.