Project Description

COVID UPDATE – with each state having different restrictions, we’ve compiled information in regards to returning your containers in the current environment:
NSW
QLD
WA
NT

Take ‘em to TOMRA​ – Containers for Change

Reverse Vending Machine

Up to 15 automated RVMs at
every Containers for Change location ​

Express bag-drop service
at all Recycling Centres

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff on hand to help​

Fast and accurate – return up to 100 containers per minute

Containers for Change Return Point

Convenient – open every day (7am-5pm)

Find your nearest QLD Containers for Change return point:

What’s Eligible?

Most beverage containers (larger than 150ml and smaller than 3L) that are made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard are eligible for a 10c refund when returned to a TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine.

Do not crush your containers or remove the labels as our scanners will need to identify the shape, label and barcode to register your refund.

Eligible containers:

  • Eligible Containers
  • Aluminium Cans - Eligible
  • Plastic Bottles - Eligible
  • Glass Bottles - Eligible
  • Paperboard Cartons - Eligible

Ineligible containers:

  • Ineligible Containers
  • Wine and Spirit Bottles - Inelligible
  • Milk Containers - Ineligible
  • Fruit Juice Cartons - Ineligible
  • Cordial Bottles - Ineligible

How to get your Containers for Change refund

Retail Cash Voucher

  1. Cash Vouchers are available from every TOMRA machine and are redeemable for either cash or a discount at Woolworths or Coles (check the top of the voucher).
  2. Simply return containers and press “Voucher” on screen. No sign-up necessary
  3. Take your voucher to your local redemption partner (listed on the top of the voucher) and hand it in at the service counter to get your cash refund.

Containers for Change Voucher

Shopping Discount

  1. Shopping Discount Vouchers are available from every TOMRA machine and are redeemable at any Woolworths or Coles (check the top of the voucher).
  2. Simply return containers and press “Voucher” on screen. No sign-up necessary
  3. Take your voucher to local redemption partner (listed on the top of the voucher) and scan it when paying for your groceries to receive a discount off your shopping.
Containers for Change retail cash voucher

Bank Transfer

  1. Sign up for a scheme ID from the Containers for Change website.
  2. Once you receive your Scheme ID Barcode, scan your barcode at any TOMRA Machine before you start your recycling session.
  3. Insert containers and select “Transfer” on the screen when you’re done– you will get your Containers for Change refund within 1 business day.
Viewing a Containers for Change scheme ID

PayPal

  1. Sign up for a scheme ID from the Containers for Change website.
  2. Once you receive your Scheme ID Barcode, scan your barcode at any TOMRA Machine before you start your recycling session.
  3. Insert containers and select “Transfer” on the screen when you’re done – you will get your Containers for Change refund within 1 business day.

Scanning a Containers for Change scheme ID

Charity Donation

  1. Search for the scheme ID barcode of the charity you’d like to donate to on the Containers for Change website.
  2. Once you’re at TOMRA, scan the Scheme ID barcode of the charity you’d like to donate to at the TOMRA Machine before you start.
  3. Insert your containers, then select “Transfer” on the screen when you’re done. The charity will get 100% of your donated refund directly.
Containers for Change App charity selection