Containers for Change



ON OCTOBER 1, 2020


An information session will be held for the region in Bunbury

City of Bunbury
4 Stephen Street Bunbury
Thursday the 13th of August
from 4 – 5:30pm

Online information sessions are also available to join, or keep an eye on our Facebook Page

To register to attend the event or an online event please visit –

If you are a community group and you would like us to assist you with the processing of your containers in a timely manner for your volunteers, or you would like assistance with marketing tools such as the social media tile below to help with container drive and donation days please call Taryn Davis on 9711 1053 or email




Stanley Road Regional Waste Management Facility, just a few minutes from Australind has been selected by the state government as major refund point for Containers for Change, Western Australia’s Container Deposit Scheme for Bunbury and the South West.

The McGowan Government has announced Western Australia’s container deposit scheme will commence on October 1, paving the way for reduced litter, improved recycling rates, and the creation of new businesses and employment opportunities across the State.

It is estimated more than 500 jobs will be created at refund points across the State, including hundreds of jobs to be targeted at employing people with disability, the long-term unemployed and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as opportunities for apprentices and trainees.

Containers for Change will allow Western Australians to claim a 10-cent refund when they return eligible beverage containers at designated refund points across the State.

Today’s announcement includes a financial assistance package of up to $3.5 million to support network participants financially impacted by deferral of the scheme, ensuring they remain viable until scheme commencement. It will also ensure sustainability of the collection network.

In preparation for the scheme, participants made financial commitments such as taking on leases, staff and technology to support their operations.

The funding will be made available from June 2, 2020 until scheme commencement.

More information is available on the department’s container deposit scheme page –

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

“Western Australians have been telling us they are ready and willing to get involved in a cash for cans scheme, they want to recycle right and they want to ensure less beverage containers end up in landfill.

“The scheme’s launch date had to be delayed due to COVID-19, a decision that was supported by the community and the scheme co-ordinator, and public health advice.

“An October launch date strikes the right balance between keeping people safe and ensuring the sustainability of the network.

“We are getting on with the job of making sure this scheme delivers the best possible outcomes for all Western Australians.”


Refund points will be established in every region across the State, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern. The number of refund points across the State will grow to at least 172 by June and to 229 by the end of the scheme’s first year. Refund point locations and operating hours will be available at in May.
For more information about the scheme and to stay up to date like the Watch Your Waste South West Facebook Page, follow us on Instagram @watch_your_waste_south_west or visit our website

Full details of the scheme can be found at