Change a life through containers

Containers for Change, Queensland’s recycling scheme reports that when it comes to recycling, Queensland can do a lot better, in fact, Queensland has one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia, at around 44%. They also report that each year, approximately three billion beverage containers are generated in Queensland alone and are the second most littered item.


Broken to Brilliant is helping to improve Queensland recycling efforts to keep our beautiful environment free of litter. We have been collecting and cashing in recyclable items since December 2018.


The Containers for Change scheme pays a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned to a

refund point. We are pleased to say we have raised $1,374.7 for the Give-a book program. A big thank you to all our dedicated recyclers who have made this fund raising exercise such a success.


Just one of the many truckloads of items delivered to Containers for Change.

Yes, all the caps were removed before they were delivered Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid, paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and three litres are eligible for a refund when returned to a container refund point.

To be eligible the beverage container must:


Have contained a beverage product that is not excluded from the scheme. For example, cordials and plain milk are not included in the scheme so containers that have held these products are not eligible for a refund

The Scheme ID allows you to directly pay Broken to Brilliant, straight into our bank account whenever you redeem containers at a refund point.

Make it easy add the Broken to Brilliant ID and barcode to your phone.




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