Posted on Sep 23, 2018

Ipswich North Rotary Club will be a registered donation point.
What does this mean?
It means you can choose to donate your refund to the club and these funds will then assist Rotary to help the community through our service projects.
WATCH THIS SPACE and find out more as 1 November approaches.

What sort of containers are eligible for a refund?

Most beverage containers between 150ml and 3litres in volume are eligible, with the exception of the following:  

  • Any beverage container less than 150ml
  • Any beverage container more than 3L
  • Any size or material type of containers for:
    • Undiluted cordial containers
    • Fruit or vegetable juice concentrate
    • Registered health tonics
    • Plain milk
  • Glass containers of any size for:
    • Wine
    • Pure spirits
  • Containers over 1 litre in size for:
    • Flavoured milk
    • Pure fruit juice
    • Pure vegetable juice
    • Cask water
    • Cask wine
  • Wine sachets of more than 250ml or less than 150 ml

The list of eligible containers can be found here.

Why are some beverage containers not eligible for a refund?

The container refund scheme aims to reduce the amount of beverage container litter in the environment. The containers that are eligible for a refund are those that are most commonly consumed away from home and make up the majority of container litter in the environment.

For example, excluded containers that have held plain milk or wine are commonly consumed in the home, and can still be recycled either through existing kerbside collection or drop-off services.