Containers for Change

Containers for Change

Oct 31, 2023, 12:55 PM

Containers for Change was launched on 1 October 2020 in Western Australia. There are four (4) different types of refund points available in Western Australia. These are:

  • Depots: Walk in or drive through to get your containers counted and refunded on the spot.
  • Bag drops: Bags of containers can be dropped off at various locations as a convenient and contact free way to recycle and receive refunds via your scheme ID.
  • Reverse vending machines (RVMs): Self-serve by inserting uncrushed containers into an RVM so the machine can count your containers by scanning their barcodes.
  • Pop-up refund points: Organised by local operators, these appear at a set time and location for you to take your containers to them.

Getting Started

Get your scheme ID: If you’re new to the scheme or just don’t have one yet, a scheme ID is a great way to receive your refund straight into your bank account.


You can donate / drop-off at registered drop off locations in the City at the below locations:

Depot (get your refund on the spot)

You will need to have a registered scheme ID (your own, charity or club)

  • Exchange Depot: 9 Webster Road, Forrestfield
    Depot & Bag Drop | Self-serve
    Hours: Monday - Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 2pm. Closed Public Holidays.
    Contact: 143 242 or
  • Second Chance Reuse Shop, 155 Lawnbrook Road, Walliston
    Hours: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm and Friday 8:30am - 2:00pm

Bag drop locations:

  • Recyclers for Change: Foodbank Bag Drop, 23 Abbott Road, Perth Airport
    Bag Drop
    Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm. Closed Public Holidays.
    Contact: 143 242 or 
  • U Can Recycle: Pickering Brook Sports Club, 35 Weston Road, Pickering Brook
    Bag Drop | Large cylinder bag drop
    Hours: 24/7
    Contact: 143 242
  • U Can Recycle: The Village, 120 Wittenoom Road, High Wycombe
    Bag Drop | Large cylinder bag drop
    Hours: 24/7
    Contact: 143 242

Drop-off locations for donations to local schools and clubs

  • Carmel Adventist College Primary:  Scheme ID C10338517
    Address: 18 First Avenue Bickley
    Drop containers
    Hours: During school hours
  • Darling Range Sports College:  Scheme ID C10345817
    Address: 117 Berkshire Road, Forrestfield
    Drop containers 
    Hours: During school hours - drop off outside of front office
  • Falls Road Primary School:  Scheme ID C10275962 (Donating funds to Good Sammy)
    Address: 50 Falls Road, Lesmurdie
    Drop containers
    Hours: During school hours - drop at the back of school admin block, next to the chalk board and uniform shop door
  • Forrestfield Football Club:  Scheme ID C10283789 
    Address: John Reid Oval Clubrooms, 199 Hale Road, Forrestfield
    Drop containers
    Hours: Inside Clubrooms during seasonal opening hours or contact Sarah 0416 253 798
  • Forrestfield United Football Club:  Scheme ID C10292867 
    Address: Hartfield Park, 199 Hale Road, Forrestfield 
    Drop containers
    Hours: Enquire at clubrooms during operating hours
  • Gooseberry Hill Primary School:  Scheme ID C10281315
    Address: 24 Ledger Road, Gooseberry Hill
    Drop containers
    Hours: All hours - located in the car park
  • Kalamunda Primary School:  Scheme ID C10281422
    Address: 32 Heath Road Kalamunda 
    Drop containers
    Hours: During school hours - Bins located against the limestone wall on the chained driveway on Heath Road (between the senior classroom block and the Staff Carpark)
  • Lesmurdie Mazenod Cricket Club:  Scheme ID C10287721 
    Address: Ray Owen Reserve, Grove Road, Lesmurdie
    Drop containers
    Hours: September to March, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5.30pm-7.30pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 9am-12pm
  • Mary's Mount Primary School:  Scheme ID C10289693
    Address: 47 Davies Crescent, Gooseberry Hill
    Drop aluminium cans only
    Hours: During school hours - outside canteen
  • Pickering Brook Sports Club:  Scheme ID C10274142
    Address: 35 Weston Road, Pickering Brook
    Drop containers in bag drop
    Hours: 24/7

Scheme ID numbers for donations for schools and clubs*

*These are NOT drop-off locations. To donate to the schools and clubs below, use their Scheme ID on the label when donating your containers at a bag drop or depot collection point.

  • Edney Primary School: C10343420
  • Heritage College Perth - Parents & Friends:  C10270193
  • Kalamunda & Districts Rugby Union Football Club: C10244677
  • Kalamunda Bulldogs Rugby League Club: C10321649
  • Kalamunda Districts Hockey Club: C10272713
  • Kalamunda Performers: C10338042
  • Mazenod College: C10293703

Find Scheme ID numbers for charities or a cause to support

Find other Containers for Change locations here

Containers for Change cages/holders

There are also some public Containers for Change cages/holders at various locations throughout the City of Kalamunda for people to collect the items and take them to the drop-off centres.


  • Stirk Park
  • Jack Healy Centre
  • Heritage Trail near Stanhope Road


  • Lincoln Road Reserve 
  • Forrestfield Skate Park
  • Redgum Reserve Playground
  • Magnolia Way
  • Juniper Way Reserve

Wattle Grove

  • Maamba Way
  • Kalari Road Reserve
  • Markham Road Reserve
  • Gala Way

High Wycombe

  • Fleming Reserve
  • Lenihan Corner Reserve
  • Bus Stop outside High Wycombe Shopping Centre
  • Jacaranda Springs Park
  • Pinker Crescent Playground
  • High Wycombe Village (outside IGA)

Maida Vale

  • Booralie Way Reserve


  • Lions Lookout
  • Barry Oldfield Reserve (next to Sanderson Road shops)
  • Welshpool Road Truck Bay


  • Allan Anderson Park
  • Pickering Brook
  • Pickering Brook Golf Course
  • Pickering Brook Heritage Park

What can be returned?

YES: Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund. The lids from Containers for Change Containers can be returned in a separate container (not milk bottle lids).

Eligible containers must:

  • Be included on the scheme’s list of products. Use our eligibility checker below to ensure your containers are eligible.
  • Display the refund mark (e.g. “10c refund at collection depots/points in participating State/Territory of purchase”)

What is not accepted?

NO:  Some drink containers are not eligible for a refund. Generally, excluded containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L.

Excluded containers include:

  • Any plain milk containers
  • Any glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
  • Containers 1L or larger which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice
  • All cordial or syrup containers
  • Registered health tonics
  • Milk bottle lids

Please do not crush any containers as the collection point will need to be able to identify the container as eligible.

Items accepted :
  • 10c refund
  • 10c refund at collection depots/points in participating State/Territory of purchase
  • aluminum cans
  • cash for containers
  • deposit scheme
  • drink bottles
  • drink containers
Person sorting Containers for Change deposits at local location
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