container refund scheme

TWO BILLION containers returned across Queensland

29 July, 2020 –

Thank you Change Makers! More than 22,482,400 containers have been refunded through our local Return-It QLD Kedron depot, with 2 BILLION containers returned across Queensland as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Container Refund Scheme.

That’s over $2,248,240 back into our community to support small businesses, community groups and charities and a huge reduction in plastic pollution and waste.

Container Refund Scheme quick facts

Our local Return-It QLD depot in Stafford is located at 46 Millway Street, Kedron.

You will receive a 10 cent refund for each eligible container that is returned by signing up via

The process when you visit the depot is simple.
1. grab a tray
2. stack your containers
3. get your refund

You can also choose to donate your refund to a charity or community organisation – all you need is the group’s identification number.

The Queensland Container Refund Scheme is designed to achieve three things; reduce container litter, increase recycling and jobs, and provide a benefit to community groups who collect cans and bottles. We think it will achieve all of these things.

Below are some useful PDF resources about the scheme:

State Government CRS overview [PDF]

CoEx Containers for Change factsheet for individuals and organisations [PDF]

List of Eligible Containers [PDF]

To find out more, including FAQs and how to register community groups, schools, charities and clubs to become donation points, visit the Containers for Change website –