Please be aware that the Express Recycling Depots are
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Whilst many businesses have had to close or limit their trading, we have been classified as an essential service and will continue to run as usual, serving the public.
We have put stringent measures in place to make sure we adhere to social distancing.
Please follow signage and staff directions to make sure we all stay safe.
Please make sure you continue to bring in your eligible containers for refund to reduce clutter at home or work and to pick up some much needed extra money in these uncertain times.
If you wish to limit your contact on site, ask our friendly staff about our bag drop service.
Reduce the amount of recyclables into landfill –
turn your bottles, cans, plastic and cardboard containers into CA$H
Nerang / Carrara
Please click on location tab below for more information about that site.
Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3 litres.
The container must display the refund mark
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Liquid paper board
To be eligible the beverage container must:
Have contained a beverage product that is not excluded from the scheme. For example, cordials and plain milk are not included in the scheme so containers that have held these products are not eligible for a refund
Display the refund mark. This is so that the container refund point operator can see if the container is part of the scheme. Most containers will already have a refund mark for SA and NT and these containers are eligible under Containers for Change.
Some containers are made out of materials that cannot be recycled. These containers may not be approved (by the Queensland Government) as an eligible container as the scheme requires that when a refund is paid on a container that container must be recycled.
Generally excluded containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3 litres.
Any plain milk containers
Any glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
Containers 1L or more which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine or cask water
Concentrated/undiluted cordial or syrup containers
Sachets above 250ml which have contained wine
Registered health tonics
Other excluded containers include:
- Any plain milk containers
- Any glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
- Containers 1L or more which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine or cask water
- Concentrated/undiluted cordial or syrup containers
- Sachets above 250ml which have contained wine
- Registered health tonics
Excluded containers, such as plain milk bottles and glass wine bottles, can still be recycled through existing kerbside collection or drop-off services.
TIPS TO GET IT DONE QUICKLY
Take the tops off your plastic bottles
Wash out your cardboard drink containers
Make sure there's no fluid in the containers
No broken glass
We accept crushed or uncrushed cans
Check the containers for a 10c refund logo
Sign-up for a scheme account
Sign-up for a scheme account; it's the easy way to receive your refund via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) into your bank account.
Other refund payment options are available (cash, voucher, donation) and do not require a scheme account. Please check with us for available payment options.
Do you have a Café, Restaurant, Club, Accommodation or Upcoming Event?
Ask us about our commercial pick up and drop off options.
Ideal for fundraising and a great way to reduce your general waste.
Container Exchange (COEX)
Creating a recycling scheme to keep Queensland beautiful
The Queensland Government has introduced a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) to play a major role in reducing beverage container litter across the State.
COEX has been appointed as the Product Responsibility Organisation (PRO) to establish and operate the CRS.
Find out more here: www.containerexchange.com.au
Containers for Change Scheme
‘Containers for Change’ scheme launched with a network of more than 230 refund sites available across the state, with more sites to be added in the future.
The scheme brand “reflects not only the 10-cents that people will receive when they return an eligible container, but also the benefits that the scheme will deliver for Queensland’s environment, communities and charities,” Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said.
To learn more about the scheme visit www.containersforchange.com.au