The Queensland government’s container refund scheme “Containers for Change” began on 1 November 2018. Eligible drink containers can now be returned for a 10c refund. P&Cs Qld has initiated a pilot program with support from the Department of Education. Thirty state schools are now trialling on-site collection. To find out more about the pilot program and how to register your P&C for Term 1, 2019 please visit our dedicated CRS website.
Register for a scheme ID
Individuals returning an eligible drink container to a refund point can choose to donate their 10c refund to a community group or charity of their choice. To make this choice, they will provide the community group or charity’s scheme ID number.
State school P&Cs that have registered their details to obtain a CRS scheme ID can give out this number to their school community and encourage people to choose the P&C whenever they return eligible drink containers.
Join the P&Cs Qld donation network
P&Cs Qld is establishing a donation network to benefit ALL state schools regardless of their location. Participation in the P&Cs Qld donation network ensures that ‘every child has every chance’ of learning success.
What does it cost to participate in the P&Cs Qld on-site collection scheme?
For each container collected, the P&C will receive 7 cents. P&Cs Qld will use 3c to:
- ensure that CRS fundraising activities are covered by the P&C’s insurance policies
- make this fundraising activity easy for P&Cs by providing marketing and promotional material specifically designed for state schools participating in the pilot program.
- negotiate with multiple Refund Point Operators to ensure the best outcomes for all state schools participating in the scheme
- fund an Environmental Officer to support participating state schools and ensure they receive a benefit from the CRS.
Once the volumes stabilise, the collection fee will reduce – especially if schools are collecting high volumes of containers.
P&Cs Qld is not using this scheme to raise funds – the goal is to cover our administrative costs and the Refund Point Operator Collection Fee.
To find out more information about the P&Cs Qld donation network, please contact:
P&Cs Qld Project Officer – Environment
Phone 0411 195 944
The Department of Environment and Science’s new $1 million ‘Container Refund Scheme Small Scale Infrastructure Grant Program’ is now available to community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
The objective of Round 1 of the grants program is to provide funding to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils for the purchase, fabrication and installation of small-scale container collection, sorting and storage infrastructure. This infrastructure will allow for the collection and storage of containers returned for refund.
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for up to $10,000 so they can participate in and benefit from the scheme. P&Cs are eligible to apply for this grant.
The grant will help establish necessary infrastructure such as container collection cages and bins, sorting bins, and CCTV for security.