Container Refund Scheme

The Container Refund Scheme is helping reduce litter and plastic pollution in the environment.

To participate in the scheme, members of the community can exchange eligible empty containers for a 10 cent refund at drop-off points, or residents can donate the containers at donation points organised by local community groups, charities or not-for-profit organisations, who will then receive the 10 cent refund.


Register! Residents wanting to be involved in the scheme will need to first register here

Receive your Scheme Account ID. Once registered, participants will receive a registration number (Scheme Account ID). This number will need to be displayed on each bag of containers when dropping off at any drop-off point.

Drop it off. Bring containers to drop-off points with the registration number (Scheme Account ID) attached.

Receive your refund! Please note that you will not receive your refund at Maranoa's drop-off points. Containers will be counted at a Bulk Sorting Depot and you will receive your refund via electronic funds transfer (EFT) transferred into your Scheme Account.

Eligible Containers and Excluded Containers

Eligible containers:

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3,000ml (three litres) are eligible for a refund. Please have all container lids removed.

​X Excluded containers:

Containers for cordial, plain milk, wine and pure spirits are excluded from the scheme. This includes containers filled with one litre or more of flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine, or cask water.


Container Drop-Off Points and Times:

Roma – Administration Office

1 Cartwright Street Roma

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (Maximum number of eligible containers is 100).


Roma – Roma Refuse Site

269 Short Street Roma

Wednesday to Friday 1pm to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.


Mitchell – Administration Office

100 Cambridge Street

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (Maximum number of eligible containers is 100; for more than 100 containers, please make an appointment with the Mitchell Office on 1300 007 662).

To download the Container Exchange Claim Form, please click here Container Exchange Program 2019 - Claim From and Counting Sheet. 

For further information about the scheme, please visit​ or contact Council's Waste Team on
1300 007 662