Container Deposit Scheme

Thanks to the WA Container Deposit Scheme, you can return your eligible empty containers for a 10-cent refund, which you can either collect yourself or donate to a charity, community group and/or not-for-profit registered with the scheme.

You can return your containers at one of the Refund Points:

Return It

8 Wright St, Busselton

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm
Sun 8am to 2pm
Closed on all Public Holidays

MR Refund

6 Clark St, Dunsborough

Opening Hours

Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am to 4pm
Fri & Sat 8am to 12pm
Closed Mon and Sun
Closed on all Public Holidays

Eligible containers

The scheme targets beverage containers most commonly seen as litter. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund. You can also identify eligible containers by their refund mark, which manufacturers must include on all eligible containers (by 1 June 2022).

Handy tip: make sure your containers are empty and the lids are off!  Lids can be taken to various drop off locations to be recycled. Containers for Change Refund Points will also collect lids for recycling. 

Ineligible containers

Generally, ineligible containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L. Other ineligible containers include all plain milk bottles, wine bottles, pure spirit bottles, cordial and registered health tonics. Pure juice containers over 1L (or under 150ml) are also ineligible.

For a full list, visit the WA Container Deposit Scheme website

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