Containers For Change Mackay

Bottle Recycling in Mackay

There's Cash in your Containers — Recycling and Earthmoving Services in Mackay, QLD

Cash For Your Containers & Bottle

Your locally owned Containers for change authorised depot. Convenient locations to bring in your containers to be recycled and you get the cash. We also do all the work for you so you don’t get your hands dirt. We are all helping our environmental footprint and doing the right thing for a beautiful region. Been a proud partner of the Containers for change scheme since 2018. That’s means bring us your containers and we’ll pay you cash.

With dedicated walk in recycling depots in Paget, Airlie beach and Proserpine. If you can’t make it to our depots, take advantage of our Drop and Go bins, which can be found at more than 11 convenient locations throughout the region.    

Containers For Change was introduced by the Queensland Government in 2018 to encourage people to recycle their cans and bottles in exchange for a 10-cent refund. By bringing in eligible containers to a designated depot, you can now make money through recycling. Eligible containers include:

  • Fruit juice
  • Flavoured milk
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Non-carbonated soft drinks
    such as energy drinks & sports
  • Vegetable juice
  • Water – plain, as well as still, carbonated, spring water & mineral water
  • Alcoholic beverages (non-grape) – cider, plum wine & sake etc
  • Beer/ale
  • Pure spirituous liquor in something other than glass
And more! To find out more information about what exactly you can recycle with us, contact our team on (07) 4952 6866.

Frequently Asked Questions

The simple answer is if the label says: ’10c refund at collection depots’ then we will pay out the 10 cents on that container. Take a look at the Containers for change website for more details and examples of containers we often see.

There are a couple of ways to receive a refund.
1. After collecting your eligible containers, you can bring them into our Depots – Paget, Airlie Beach or Proserpine for sorting and counting. Refunds can be given on site cash or transferred into your nominated bank account.


2. Register on the Containers for change website. Get a Scheme Id # and deposit your containers into your nearest community drop and go bin. To find out more about community drop and go bins click here please refer to drop and go bin page

No, the operator will accept all containers returned by customers to the container refund point if they are eligible.

The operator is required to reasonably ensure that all collected containers are eligible for payment of a refund (i.e. are not exempt from the scheme and display a refund mark as required by regulation) have not already been redeemed and are reasonably thought to have been purchased in Queensland after the scheme commencement date are not from a material recovery facility where a refund amount or recovery amount has already been claimed for that container.

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