What containers are ELIGIBLE to be recycled at Express Recycling?
Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and three litres are eligible for a refund.
NB: The initial scheme focus is on those beverages that are consumed out of the home.
What containers are NOT ELIGIBLE to be recylced at Express Recycling?
Containers for cordial, plain milk, wine and pure spirits are excluded from the scheme. This includes containers filled with one litre or more of flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine, or cask water.
How can I PREPARE my containers for a quick drop off?
Returned containers must be empty and have the lids removed.
Slightly crushed containers are acceptable – however, no broken glass will be eligible.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What Is Containers For Change and COEX?
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
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.
Express Recycling has locations up and down the SE Queensland Coast from Noosa to Currumbin and a depot in Hervey Bay.