Containers For Change

Gympie Landcare is now a registered Express Drop-Off Depot for the Containers for Change Scheme!

As a state, we’re great at many things. However, when it comes to recycling, Queensland can do a lot better. In fact, we have one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia, at around 44%.

Each year, approximately three billion beverage containers are generated in our state alone and are the second most littered item.

So, to help us all improve our recycling efforts and keep our beautiful environment litter-free, bring your containers down and start recycling today!

Did you know that by returning your containers at the Gympie Landcare Nursery, our organisation receives a 1 cent donation for EVERY container that you return – and this doesn’t even come off your refund!

We use these funds to support our Junior Landcare Program, aimed at inspiring and educating young people in the Gympie region to practice sustainable regenerative land management practices and environmental sustainability.

How Does It Work?

Bring in your recycled containers and pop them into the designated purple bins. All funds from the containers in the bins are donated to Gympie Landcare.  

If you would like to claim your own change for the containers, you must use and fill your own multi-use plastic bag, before printing and sticking your label on the front and placing in the cage-bin provided.

Please note: We do not give cash for container exchanges as we are an ‘Express Depot’. Return-It Queensland will deposit all funds directly to the bank account that you have nominated upon creating your Containers for Change account. For all enquiries relating directly to containers or refund amounts, please contact Return-It directly on (07) 3390 1377.

Labels are sourced from the ‘Return It’ kiosk – we have instructions available if you need any help. 

If you would like to donate the funds from your entire bag of containers to Gympie Landcare, all you need to do is provide our code for the sticker: C10161523

Did you know that when you donate your container funds to our organisation, we receive a total of 11 cents per eligible container!

For more information on the Containers for Change scheme, please click here. 


Tuesday – Friday: 8.30am – 3.30pm

Saturdays: 9.00am – 1.00pm


Our Containers for Change drop off point is closed on all standard Queensland public holidays.

You can also download the Containers for Change Smartphone App by clicking here