Expanding the container refund scheme

Queensland’s container refund scheme (scheme), Containers for Change, aims to increase the recovery and recycling of beverage containers and reduce beverage container litter.

From 1 November 2023, the container refund scheme will be expanded to include glass wine and pure spirit bottles. From this date, all glass wine and pure spirit bottles will be eligible for a 10-cent refund when returned to a container refund point in Queensland.

Read more information on the container refund scheme.

Consultation overview

Over 6,600 respondents provided feedback on expanding the container refund scheme during the consultation process which was held from December 2022—February 2023.

Additional information