Containers for Change

Who doesn’t like the idea of getting cash back for trash?

There is a multitude of opportunities to recycle and reuse items which would usually end up in landfill. If you are not on the sustainability train yet, we suggest you jump aboard and embrace  change for a greener future and a better planet. We can all work towards a more sustainable lifestyle!

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A row of bottles reminding you to check for the 10c mark - Containers for Change

Containers for Change… for a greener future

Who are Containers for Change?

Containers for Change was established in Queensland on November 1st 2018, with over 230 container refund points across the state. Over three billion drink bottles and containers are used every year in Queensland, and they have become the second highest littered item.

Containers for Change is leading the way at changing this by creating opportunities to earn cash while clearing our streets, beaches and bush land of littered containers. Their exchange scheme makes it easy for everyone to collect their eligible bottles and aluminium drink cans at home, work, school, or in the local community to collect the 10c refund. To date 4,982,861,384 containers have been returned through Containers for Change refund points in Queensland!

There are many ways to return your containers; from depot locations, bag drops, reverse vending machines, home pick ups and pop up locations. Eligible refundable containers include aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and paperboard between 150ml and 3 litres. But… just remember to take the lids off!

Two Skyrail staff with Containers for Change recycling contributing to a greener future standing on the lawn in uniform in front of the cableway

Skyrail staff support Containers for Change

How Skyrail utilises Containers for Change… 

The Skyrail team is built up of over 120 staff members and together, at work and as individuals at home, we each make small changes every day for a greener future. Sometimes it is not the big ‘WOW’ factor things that make a difference, but all of the small things we do that add up!

As a sustainable tourism leader, we are certified as an EarthCheck Master, Ecotourism Australia Advanced Ecotourism Green Travel Leader and Climate Action Innovator and we are proud of our continuing commitment to our sustainability promise. Containers for Change is one of the many day to day practices we encourage throughout Skyrail and the funds we raise from our collections are used to support rainforest research and education via The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation.

Skyrail Rainforest Ranger Chanel with a tree before planting at Tropical Tree Day to support a greener future in our community

Ranger Chanel planting at Tropical Tree Day

Mother and daughter planting a tree at Tropical Tree Day

Family fun at Tropical Tree Day

How does this contribute to the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation… 

We collect containers throughout the Skyrail experience, including from our Canopy Cafe, and all of the funds raised are donated directly to the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation.

The Skyrail Rainforest foundation was established in 1995. The foundation supports and initiates a variety of studies and projects with a specific focus on research aimed at understanding rainforest ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, improved management of rainforest environments, education and assisting projects where the primary objective is to protect and rehabilitate rainforest flora and fauna. Funding is available each calendar year through an application process for university students whose work aligns with our vision and aims to improve the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices.

How we can all make a sustainable change at home… for a greener future

Start your containers for change collection today, it’s easy! Download the app which has lots of information and special features to help you. It has your scheme ID barcode and keeps track of your exchanges at their depots. But why not collect your containers and donate to your chosen organisation or charity such as our foundation? Small changes really can make a big impact!

To find your nearest containers for change depot or get more information about the scheme go to


Scheme ID for Skyrail Rainforest Foundation at Containers for Change

To support the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation screenshot the above and mention our scheme ID next time you exchange your containers.

The foundation appreciates any support it receives for the conservation and protection of tropical rainforests. If you would like to know more about the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation and how you can donate or become a member, visit the foundation website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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