Apart from helping the environment, you can make money recycling plastic bottles and cans, by taking them to our Paget Depot or using your nearest Community Drop and Go Bin.
On the 1st November 2018 the Queensland Government introduced the 10c refund scheme. This scheme gives back a 10c refund when empty containers, bottles, cans or cartons, are returned to an Anything Environmental Community Drop and Go bin or returned to our depot in Paget. This is giving the Queensland residents a way to make money from recycling.
Beverages covered by the legislation must be purchased in Queensland and show on the label one of these markings:
- '10c refund at collection depots'
- '10c refund at collection depots/points in participating state/territory of purchase'
The 10c refund is often referred to as a Container Exchange Refund / Containers for change refund.
Eligible containers between 150ml and 3 litres:
From our remote locations we will have having – Mobile Container Refund Points – these are temporary container refund points that will operate on a schedule timetable. This allowing our regional communities who don’t wish to utilise the local Community Drop and Go Bins have access to temporary depot style site. Location dates and time will be advertised.
When returning eligible containers, they must be empty and free from contamination. We do have the right as an authorised container refund point operator to refuse to accept ineligible containers, including those that are contaminated.
Crushed or squashed containers can be accepted at most refund points as long as the container is recognisable as an eligible container. The containers should be returned with the caps removed. Glass bottles must be kept whole.