|Name of Program
||Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017|
Beverages ≤250mL :
|Beverages Not Covered||
|Deposit and Handling Fees
|Fees and Taxes||
Beverage manufacturer fee (all inclusive of handling fees, processing fees, etc.): Average of 11.6¢ 
|Unreclaimed Deposits||Remains with retailers|
|Reclamation System||Deposit at container refund points|
Queensland's container refund scheme, Containers for Change, began on November 1, 2018 with 230 collection points. In addition to reducing beverage litter in the jurisdiction, the scheme seeks to provide benefits to social enterprises, communities, and regional and remote areas by creating new jobs, recycling and fundraising opportunities.
The Queensland Government appointed non-profit group Container Exchange (CoEx) as the Product Responsibility Organisation (PRO), to develop and run the container refund scheme in Queensland. They are responsible for ensuring that an effective and efficient scheme operates in Queensland, and that there is convenient and statewide access to container refund points. Major recycling companies TOMRA and Envirobank help run some collection sites that people may go to deposit their containers.
Residents may return containers at four different types of collection points. There are currently 310 collection points of the following types :
- Depots: consumers may drive or walk in to be directly refunded in cash or through their scheme ID.
- Bag drops: ‘bag it, tag it and drop it’. Consumers fill either the operator's or their own biodegradable bags, tagged with their scheme ID, and drop it off at eligible locations. The refund is transferred to your scheme ID account.
- Reverse vending machines (RVMs): uncrushed containers are inserted into these machines, scanned, then counted. Consumers may receive a retail voucher or a scheme ID refund.
- Pop-up: operators set up events at scheduled points in time for consumers to return their containers. Refunds are issued in cash or through scheme ID.
If using their scheme ID, consumers may be refunded through a direct electronic bank transfer or PayPal.
[2.]"Industry partners: Beverage Manufacturers." COEX - Container Exchange.
 "COEX Annual Report: 2019-2020." COEX - Container Exchange. June 2020.
Last updated on May 19, 2023.