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Eligible containers

The scheme targets beverage containers most commonly seen as litter. Most aluminum, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.


Generally, ineligible containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L. Other ineligible containers include all plain milk bottles, wine bottles, pure spirit bottles, cordial and registered health tonics. Pure juice containers over 1L (or under 150ml) are also ineligible.


Want to check the eligibility of a container?

Visit the Containers for Change website, scroll down to the 'Want to check the eligibility of a container?' and type in the container barcode.

Tips before coming to the refund point

  1. Remove ineligible containers and place in the recycling bin
  2. Remove lids from containers
  3. Ensure containers are empty and dry
  4. Returning empty cans or bottles to their carton will make counting faster.

Lid recycling

A dedicated recycling bin is located at the Fremantle Recycling Centre for all eligible container beverage container lids. The lids are recycled in Perth. See the process in this short video.

Please note that Containers for Change no longer accepts lids from ineligible containers (eg. milk bottle lids). 

Lids from containers, larger than the size of a business card can be placed into the yellow lid recycling bin.

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