Want to receive your recycling refunds digitally?

You can receive your QLD Containers For Change refund from our RVMs directly into your bank account or PayPal account. To allow for this, the myTOMRA app is no longer active in Queensland and has been replaced with the Containers For Change QLD Scheme ID.

At the RVM’s you can either use your scheme ID barcode for digital payments and donations or receive a cash voucher (no sign up necessary). For Bag Drop, you will need a scheme ID as the myTOMRA app is no longer available – please see our friendly staff for assistance.

How to get your digital refund

1. Register for Scheme ID

2. Get your barcode

3. Scan and return

4. Receive your refund

Visit the Containers For Change website to sign up.

Download the Containers for Change QLD app, log in, and tap the barcode icon *or* from your confirmation email, save your scheme ID to your mobile wallet.

Scan your barcode at any RVM before returning containers.

You will instantly receive an email confirmation. Your refund will be transferred to your nominated bank or PayPal account within 1 business day.

How to get your scheme ID

STEP ONE:
Visit the Containers For Change website and select your region to get started.

STEP TWO:
Sign up for a scheme ID and get your barcode sent to you via email after registering.

Make sure you save your barcode in a safe place. You can either take a screenshot, save it to your digital wallet or even print it (as long as the barcode is visible, it will work).

QLD Scheme ID FAQs

Signing up is easy! Head to the Containers for Change website, simply click ‘Sign-up’ and follow the instructions to enter your bank account details and/or link to your PayPal.

Head to your App Store to download the Containers for Change QLD app (Apple / Google) directly from on your phone. You will see a unique barcode within the app. This is to be scanned at any RVMs across our 10x centres. If you are doing a bag drop you will just need to know your scheme ID number.

If you are having issues with your scheme ID or the Containers for Change app please contact Containers for Change on 13 42 42.

When returning at the RVM, you must have the barcode linked to your scheme ID.

This can be found in the Containers for Change app with a handy shortcut on the bottom menu or via the digital wallet in your confirmation email. If you are using the bag drop, you do not need to have a barcode. You will need to type the number of your scheme ID into the tablet in order to print off the bag tags.

The Containers for Change app has a range of features for an easy and engaging recycling experience. There is a quick shortcut to access your scheme ID barcode on the bottom menu of the app.

However, you can also find your barcode in the email confirmation you receive from Containers for Change QLD, with the option to save your scheme ID to your mobile wallet.

To receive your refund directly into your bank account or to your PayPal account, you can use your scheme ID barcode at the RVMs. Scan your barcode before you begin returning your containers and you will see a confirmation message on the screen of the machine. Return all of your containers and once you are done, click ‘Transfer.’

Your refund will be paid to your selected bank or PayPal account and the funds will take up to one business day to be transferred.

For all queries relating to your scheme ID and the app, you can contact Containers for Change directly at 13 42 42 or enquiries@containersforchange.com.au.

We have removed charities from our RVMs to simplify the donation process and to provide you access to a greater number of charities to donate to. Recyclers can donate to any charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club that are registered with Containers for Change, giving you the opportunity to support the cause you are connected to.

You can continue to support your local community by donating your container refund using the scheme ID barcode of any charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club that are registered with Containers for Change. Simply scan the scheme ID barcode of the charity or NFP group of your choice and the refund will be directly transferred to them.

Yes! You can support your local community and Not For Profit (NFP) groups by donating your container refund using the scheme ID number of any registered charity.

Simply enter the scheme ID number of the charity or NFP group of your choice into the tablet at the bag drop area, our teams will process the containers and the refund will be directly transferred to them.

Please reach out to the charity directly to ask for their scheme ID barcode.

Once you have their scheme ID barcode, you can save it as an image on your phone or you can print and keep a hard copy in your wallet to scan at any RVM across all our Recycling Centres or Reverse Vending Machines.

Please get in contact with the charity directly to request a receipt for your donation. Note that only charities endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (Deductible Gift Recipient endorsement) can issue a tax-deductible receipt.

If you have more questions about your tax-deductible receipt, please send your enquiry to enquiries@containersforchange.com.au or call 13 42 42.

You can continue to donate your refund to the charity of your choice by scanning their scheme ID barcode at any RVM.

If you haven’t got their scheme ID barcode, please ask the organisation directly. Once you have their scheme ID barcode, you can save it as an image on your phone or you can print & keep a hard copy in your wallet to scan at any RVM across all our Recycling Centres.

As the refund is transferred directly to the charity, the email confirmation will be sent to the email address connected to the scheme ID barcode scanned at the RVM.

If your favourite charity or cause isn’t listed then maybe they’re not registered with the Containers for Change scheme. We suggest you send them an email to let them know they could be raising funds with Containers for Change.

Where to get your Containers for Change refund in QLD: