Recycling Mackay

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Recycling in Mackay

Mackay Recycling Depot

Mackay Recycling Made Easy

Has your stockpile of bottles and cans grown out of control? Run out of time to visit our Containers for Change depot? No need to worry! At Anything Environmental we’ll take care of all your recycling requirements in Mackay—whether that’s collecting containers from your home or workplace, or purchasing your scrap metal.

To help the Mackay region reduce waste and earn money through recycling, we operate Containers for Change Collect Refund Point, where you can bring your eligible containers for a 10-cent refund. We’ve also placed drop and go bins around the region.

Exchange Your Cans for Cash At Our Mackay Depot

The Containers for Change scheme is a Queensland Government initiative that was designed to allow people to earn money for recycling their cans, bottles and other eligible containers. On top of earning money and raising valuable funds for community organisations, it also helps Mackay residents lower their environmental impact.

Anything Environmental was established in 2016 to help educate, inform and inspire Mackay residents to recycle and develop new ways to reduce their waste. Through home collection, drop and go bins, earthmoving and other services, we’re helping keep our community clean.

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We’ll pay money for your containers! Through our Containers for Change Collect Refund Point in Mackay, you can get 10-cents for every eligible container you return.

If you can’t make it to our Mackay depot, leave your eligible containers at one of our drop and go bins to receive your refund.

We provide efficient and stress-free commercial collection of cans, bottles and containers for businesses in Mackay. We’ll pick-up and replace a bin or a cage at your worksite.

Have your cans, bottles and containers recycled without leaving your home! We provide a home collection service for customers all over Mackay and the surrounding areas.

Recycling Mackay FAQs

When you take your cans and bottles to a Containers for Change depot, you can choose where your money goes. Charities, community groups, sporting organisations and schools can all register to receive these donations. Anyone in Queensland can then select their unique scheme ID and have their refund go directly to that organisation.

A Scheme/Membership number is a unique code that allows you to receive your container refund directly to your bank account. To apply for one please go to or call 13424

Yes, we do. All our depots do our counting by hand, so if we can identify the can, and the can is eligible, we can accept them. This means you can collect more crushed cans in your bags for your refund

Refunds will be in cash, electronic bank transfer., or you can donate to a participating community group, not-for-profit, school or charity to help them with fundraising efforts.

No. There is no obligation for you to sort containers before taking them to a Container Refund Point, although there may be some time-saving benefits if you do.

Recycling in Mackay