Cassowary Coast Regional Council

QLD Container Refund Scheme QLD Container Refund Scheme

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme is set to begin 1 November.

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

Queenslanders use close to 3 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 littering our parks, beaches, retail areas and car parks.’

‘The scheme will deter littering and encourage people to recycle their eligible containers. In addition to that local school, 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 3L 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; 5 Dickson Rd, Innisfail; Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 12 Noon
  • Tully Showgrounds – Mobile Unit, Monday; 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday; 10.00am to 2.00pm


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

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