To help encourage more Western Australians to collect and return their beverage containers, Containers for Change provide a 10-cent refund for each accepted beverage container that is returned.
The scheme aims to:
- Increase recovery and recycling
- Reduce litter and landfill
- Provide opportunities for social enterprise and benefits for community organisations
- Create opportunities for employment
- Complement existing collection and recycling activities for recyclable waste.
Container for Change also provides an exciting fundraising opportunity for schools, local sports clubs, community groups, charities and worthwhile causes; the scheme also created hundreds of jobs across Western Australia.
Containers for Change for local businesses
City of Stirling businesses are entitled to Containers for Change 240L, 660L, 1100L bins and collection services. To make it easier for our local businesses, bars and restaurants, schools and sporting organisations to cash in accepted containers and receive refunds electronically, this service has been made available.
To enquire about bins and collection service, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City's approved refund points are designed to handle returns of all sizes to allow customers to claim their refunds effortlessly, either in cash or electronically.
Which containers are accepted for a refund?
The scheme targets beverage containers most commonly seen as litter. The types of beverage containers covered in the scheme include plastic and glass bottles, liquid paper-board cartons, and steel and aluminium cans between 150 millilitres and three litres. Examples of accepted/not accepted beverage containers in the scheme include:
A more detailed list of accepted and not accepted containers is available on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation website.
How it works
Step 1 - Sign up for your own Member number to receive your refund via a direct deposit into your bank account by visiting www.containersforchange.com.au/wa. If you are using our drive through facility, cash refunds are available.
Step 2 - Start collecting accepted containers.
Step 3 - Drop off your containers to one of the City's established refund points to receive your refund.
Step 4 - Earn money!
If you are a business, school or community group and would like to sign up to the Containers for Change scheme, please email email@example.com.