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Returning your containers is not only good for the Western Australian environment – but also for our communities.

Containers for Change provides an exciting opportunity for communities to support local groups, sporting clubs, and charities by donating their 10c refund.

In our first year, $2.5 million in refunds was donated to Western Australian community groups and charities through Containers for Change.

To register your community group, find a refund point, or join our mailing list visit the Containers for Change website.



(Member Number C10314261)

Since Containers for Change launched on 1 October 2020, Derby Native Wildlife Inc has raised more than $15,000.

These funds have been used to cover vet trips, milk powder for joeys and baby possums, and public liability insurance – allowing the charity to access the help of volunteers.


(Member Number C10321300)

Sorrento Football Club registered for Containers for Change to fundraise for much-needed upgrades to the female changerooms.
With more female players taking up the sport, the facilities make participation more accessible for all players.

Sorrento Football Club has raised more than $5,500 from Containers for Change donations.


(Member Number C10321652)

Fair Game is a charity that rehomes donated sporting equipment and runs health and fitness programs for children in under-served Western Australian communities.

A donation of 50 eligible containers rehomes a pre-loved sporting item, while a donation of 300 containers delivers a sport session to a child in a regional community.

Receiving Donations

Community and sporting groups, charities, and not-for-profit organisations registered with a member number (scheme ID) have the option to receive Containers for Change donations physically or virtually.

Visit the Containers for Change website to get started.

Physical Donation Points

To set up a Physical Donation Point, you will just need a cage or collection point where members of the community can easily drop off their eligible containers. Many refund point operators can arrange a cage for you.

Returned containers can then be delivered to a refund point – which you can do yourself or you can organise collection through a refund point operator.

The refund point will do all the sorting and counting for you and send your refund by electronic transfer directly to the bank account associated with your group’s member number (scheme ID).

Virtual Donation Points

Once your group has registered for a member number (scheme ID), you are able to share your unique identifier with your customers, supporters, and wider network.

When members of the community take their eligible containers to a refund point, reverse vending machine, or bag drop, they can use your group’s member number (scheme ID) to donate their refund to you as a direct deposit.

Setting your group up to receive virtual donations is easy to do and a great option for groups that do not have the space for a physical donation point.