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Containers for Change Sunshine Coast | Recycle, Refund and Donate to Charity

Updated: Thurs 15 April 2019

The introduction of the state-wide "Containers for Change" refund scheme in November last year, gives people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment.

Several charities on the Sunshine Coast have registered with the scheme, which means you can recycle your containers, and help the environment and local charities at the same time!

How do I donate my container refund to charity?

To donate your refund to one of these charities, simply enter their code when you return your refundable containers to a collection point near you.

Here is a list of verified codes for Sunshine Coast Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations.

ID Organisation (Click on the name for more info)
C10016412Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
C10004303Cancer Council Queensland
C10029515Friends of Lake Weyba
C10004307Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre
C10029421RSPCA Queensland
C10028177Sea Shepherd Sunshine Coast
C10006004Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge
C10007101Sunshine Coast Environment Council
C10107299Sunshine Coast Lost Pet Register
C10079609The Shack Community Centre

If you know any others please let us know!

Where can I take my containers for a refund on the Sunshine Coast?

There are 23 locations across the Sunshine Coast where residents can drop off their containers and collect or donate their refunds.

To search and view the details of for your local refund point, visit the Containers For Change website here.

♻ Remember to take bottle tops off before depositing. Keep labels on bottles deposited at reverse vending machines.

Sign Up for Containers for Change Queensland

Sunshine Coast Locations Return-It, Containers for Change, Envirobank, Tomra

BEERWAHBeerwah Hotel, Envirobank Corner Beerwah Parade and Mawhiney Street,8am-6pm, seven days
BLI BLIRe.Turn-it, Bli Bli Unit 1, 320 David Low Way6am-9pm, seven days
BUDERIMRe.Turn-it, Buderim 41 Main Street9am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday &
9am-12.30pm, Saturday
BUDERIMGoodlife Community Centre, Envirobank 100 Buderim Pines Drive8am-6pm, seven days
BUDERIMBuderim Depot, Envirobank 10 Kayleigh Drive8am-4pm, Monday-Friday &
8am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, closed public holidays
CALOUNDRARe.Turn-it, Caloundra 87 Bulcock Street,9am-4.30pm Monday-Friday & 9am-12:30pm Saturday
CALOUNDRARe.Turn-it, West Caloundra 148 Mark Road East8am-4pm, Monday-Friday,
9am-2pm, Saturday & 10am-2pm Sunday
COOLUM BEACHCoolum Beach, Envirobank coming soon8am-6pm, seven days
DICKY BEACHDicky Beach SLSC, Envirobank Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 1a Coochin Street8am-12pm Sunday
KUNDA PARKTOMRA Recyling Centre, Kunda Park 5 Pike Street8am to 6pm Monday to Friday &
9am-3pm Saturday & Sunday
KUNDA PARKRe.Turn-it, Kunda Park 22 Hitech DrivE9am-4.30pm on Monday to Friday and 9am-12.30pm Saturday
MALENYRe.Turn-it, Maleny 17 Maple Street9.30am-4pm on Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday
MAROOCHYDORERe.Turn-it, Maroochydore 25 First Avenue9am-4.30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-12.30pm Saturday
MAROOCHYDORESunshine Coast Home, Envirobank 100 Maroochydore Rd8am-6pm, seven days
MAROOCHYDOREBunnings, Maroochydore, Container Exchange70-98 Dalton Drive, 9.30am-2.30pm, Monday-Friday
MOOLOOLABAMooloolaba SLSC, Envirobank Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, The Esplanade8am-noon, Sunday
MT COOLUMRe.Turn-it, Mt Coolum Shop 14, 2 Suncoast Beach Drive6am-8pm, seven days
NAMBOURRe.Turn-it, Nambour Unit 1 B, 97 Blackall Terrace9am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday and 9am-12.30pm, Saturday
NAMBOURColes Nambour, Envirobank 9-13 Mills Street8am-6pm, seven days
PEREGIAN BEACHRe.Turn-it, Peregian Beach Unit 5, 215 David Low Way6am-9pm, seven days
PEREGIAN SPRINGSColes Peregian Springs, Envirobank Peregian Springs Shopping Centre, 1 Ridgeview Drive8am-6pm, seven days
SIPPY DOWNSRe.Turn-it, Sippy Downs University of Sunshine Coast Campus, 90 Sippy Downs Drive7am-6pm, Monday-Friday
SIPPY DOWNSChancellors Tavern, Envirobank 20 Chancellor Village Boulevard8am-6pm, seven days


Bottle Recycling Collection Point Refund Depot Sunshine Coast

✔️ Which drink containers are included?

As part of the scheme, you can receive a refund for most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L.

After a period of transition, all eligible drink containers will have to display a refund marking that will make it easy to see which containers can be returned for a refund.

🚫 Which drink containers are excluded?

A number of drink containers are not eligible for a refund under the scheme. These include: all containers that are smaller than 150mL and bigger than 3L, plain milk containers, glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirit, large containers (1L or more) which have contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water, cordial or vegetable juice containers, sachets above 250ml which have contained wine, registered health tonics.

📷 Photo credit: Pittsworth Metals