There are several options for donating your containers.
- Drop off your containers at a Donation Point
- Donate to a charity or community group by using their Scheme ID at our Refund Point.
The City of Stirling supports businesses, schools and community groups by providing bespoke bins and on-demand pick-ups.
If you are interested in becoming a donation point and fundraising for your community via the Containers for Change scheme, please email email@example.com.
Yes, lids should be removed from containers for the following reasons:
- Removing the lids helps with the crushing of containers at processing facilities
- Plastic lids are usually made from different plastics to the bottle, so separating the plastics makes the bottles easier to recycle
- Lids are recyclable. Lids can be taken to various drop-off locations to be recycled. Containers for Change Refund Points will also collect lids for recycling, just remove them from the container first.
While some light crushing is permissible, the Refund Point must be able to identify the container as an eligible container.
Reverse vending machines may require a barcode or intact shape to do this.
If you are unsure, you should check with the Refund Point where you intend to return the containers.
Containers returned to refund points will be sorted into material type (glass, aluminium, PET plastic or HDPE plastic etc.). The sorted containers will then be sent for further processing and delivered to a final recycling destination.
Containers should not be stockpiled prior to the start of the scheme.
You should continue to recycle containers before the start of the scheme through your yellow top recycling bin.