Containers for Change

Royal Life Saving WA Containers for Change

Containers for Change is WA's container deposit scheme that aims to increase recycling of common beverage containers, reducing litter and landfill waste. For every eligible container returned, a 10-cent refund will be given.

Help support Royal Life Saving WA's work by donating your containers! You can help us in one of two ways:

donate your containers for change refund 

Donate your refund

Use your refund to support a worthy cause. 

Royal Life Saving WA is registered as an official charity with Containers for Change, and you can help us and our work in drowning prevention by donating your refund to us.

Simply quote scheme ID C10321241 at your local refund point to donate your containers.


donate your beverage containers to us 

Drop off your containers

We’re collecting! 

Royal Life Saving WA’s head office in Mount Claremont has a collection site for eligible containers. Simply pop in with your containers and we’ll take care of the rest!


What containers can I donate?

Eligible Containers


Eligible containers for refund

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.

Eligible containers must:

  • Be included on the scheme’s list of products.
  • Display the refund mark (e.g. “10c refund at collection depots/points in participating State/Territory of purchase”)


Excluded Containers

Non-accepted containers for refund

There are some drink containers that are not eligible for a refund. Generally, excluded containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L.

Excluded containers include:

  • Any plain milk containers
  • Any glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
  • Containers 1L or larger which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice
  • All cordial or syrup containers
  • Registered health tonics

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Thanks for your Containers for Change donations

We have received $2,191.50 from Containers for Change donations so far!

That's 21915 containers saved from landfill! Every donation helps us in implementing our lifesaving programs; learn more at the link below.

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