Containers for Change

In October 2020, the Western Australian State Government introduced a new container deposit scheme. Western Australia Return Recycle Renew (WARRRL) is the not-for-profit organisation created to establish and run the Containers for Change scheme. The scheme was designed to help reduce litter, improve recycling rates, create new business and employment opportunities across the State, and also provide a new way for community organisations and charities to raise money. WA has diverted over 1.5 billion bottles and cans from landfill since October 2020.

As part of this scheme, the City have installed Containers for Change exchange points in various locations. The exchange points are in the form of a basket or cradle attached to some of the existing bins. Whilst you are out and about, if you don’t want to take home your 10c container to return to the drop off point, place it in one of the baskets or cradles and let someone else gain or donate the 10c refund.

Some of the locations include:

  • Burns Beach Park, Burns Beach
  • Iluka Foreshore, Iluka
  • Mawson Park, Hillarys
  • Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
  • Sorrento Foreshore, Sorrento
  • Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo
  • Whitford Nodes, Hillarys

If the container does not have the 10c refund information on, please place the container in the general waste bin (this includes take away coffee cups). All information on the eligible containers and how you can recycle with Containers for Change can be found online.

Refund points have been established in every region across the State, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern. There are four types of refund points in WA where you can return eligible containers. The best one for you could depend on how many containers you’re returning and how you would like to receive your refund – Locations of refund points.