Cassowary Coast Regional Council

QLD Container Refund Scheme QLD Container Refund Scheme

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme began on November 1, 2018.

The state-wide container refund scheme gives people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment.

Queenslanders use close to three billion beverage containers every year. These containers are the one of the most littered items in the state, despite the fact they can be easily recycled. Beverage container litter is largely associated with drink consumption and is spoiling our parks, beaches, retail areas and car parks.

‘The scheme will deter littering and encourage people to recycle their eligible containers. In addition to local schools, sporting and community groups will have the opportunity to use the scheme to benefit their fundraising efforts.

All containers that are smaller than 150ml and bigger than three litres will not be eligible for a refund.

To learn more about Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme, please visit the Containers for Change website at

What is eligible for refund?



What is not eligible for refund?

Where can i obtain my refund?

  • MAMS Group depot; 7 Dickson Rd, Innisfail; Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tully - 575 Andersen St. Mon, Fri and Sat 8am - 12 noon

Full details are available on the MAMS Group website <click here for more details>

More information is available here  Download a copy of the information sheet

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