Containers for Change QLD 4+

Container refund scheme

Container Exchange (QLD) Limited

Designed for iPhone

    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


Did you know Queenslanders go through 2.7 billion drink containers each year? We’ve created a way to recycle those containers which means change for Queensland and your pocket. This app is a handy companion to help you cash in and recycle your eligible containers at Containers for Change refund points. It’s packed with features to make recycling through the scheme easier.

Check container eligibility
Use the barcode scanner to check whether a container is eligible for a 10 cent refund through the scheme. The app also has a quick reference guide on the types of containers that are eligible for a refund.

Track your refund history
Keep track of your recycling progress with updates on your returned containers, total refunds and transaction history. You can also check how Queensland is doing overall.

Access your scheme ID
Quickly access your scheme ID quickly and easily when you arrive at a container refund point. The barcode can be scanned at refund points with a scanner.

Save your favourite charity or community group
Donating your next refund? Search the list of registered charities and community groups and save their details to your scheme ID board.

Search for your nearest refund point
Search for your nearest refund point location and see what type of return options are available. You’ll find key information you need like address and opening hours, you can even get directions straight there.

Games and Resources
Test your recycling skills by playing Recycle Race and try to top the leaderboard. Or, use our interactive Recyculator tool to calculate the value of your containers based on your weekly usage.

What’s New

Version 2.0.7

Adjustment to failed login message

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

UniSA student ,

Mediocre - clunky and

If you want access to your scheme IDs you’re better off with still images. Every action on the app takes a long time to process. Every time you return to the home screen it says it’s logging in again. Can’t scan barcodes or find a refund point without logging in, yet they make the login process so slow on top of the fact other people might want to do that without an account.

Poorly thought out, poorly implemented. Graphics are needlessly flashy for such limited functionality.

Just use the website instead.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We have a major update coming soon to sort out these sorts of issues and to provide more functionality.

elNic0 ,

Last update broke login

Last time I was forced to update the app I was also logged out. After that I could simply not log in anymore. Besides covering the submit button when you have the keyboard up and having to try to just get that back to click, it doesn’t actually work. As in, it simply fails silently, no error, nothing.

This isn’t a complex scenario, how does this even get tested? My login is fine as confirmed via website, but even if not, I’d expect a response to that effect. Like…anything!

I eventually had to take a screenshot from the website. This is probably the reason why you’re not getting more bug reports…people just don’t bother with it. I thought the bug is so obvious it’d be fixed in an update, but nothing.

Also agree with other comments…the idea that I have to give you my bank account details to return recycling (no I won’t add another trip with a voucher) is ludicrous if you pay into my PayPal. And the poor execution of this app really doesn’t inspire confidence that my details are secure on your IT infrastructure.

Seriously, in Germany I’ve been returning recycling simply at the point of sale for the last 40 years, no extra trip, cash back, done. The runaround people are given here to do this simple task is ridiculous.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback. If you're still having troubles logging into the app, please give us a buzz on 13 42 42 so we can get to the bottom of this.

I'm happy to report we've removed the requirement to provide your bank details when signing up with PayPal.

I can assure you your details are secure. None of your data is stored on the app, which is why you're required to log in each session. You can learn more about our Privacy Policy at

Where to travel to next ,

Why do you need my back account details

Why do you need my back account details? I want my payment preference to be PayPal. So I logged into PayPal from the account setup screen and it has added a link to CfC but your account setup page won’t let me change my preference to PayPal. Fix the set up screen so that the radio buttons actually work ie bank account OR PayPal, I want to use PayPal only.

No one gets my bank account details. You don’t need them. Just put the money into PayPal for me. You need to fix the app properly. I’ve read the reviews before mine and it sounded like you’d fixed all the problems. You need to employ a company that knows how to program and TEST an app before releasing it to the public. If you can’t get that right how can I trust you with my bank account details? When it’s fixed let me know and I can create my account.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for the feedback. I've got some good news - you can now select PayPal as your preferred payment method without having to provide your bank details.

Totally understand feedback on the app. We do go through a digital agency and the required testing before each release so it's disappointing to hear you're having issues. We since released a new version to fix these sorts of bugs. It would be great if you could update your app and let us know if this helps. I'd really love to get to the bottom of this.

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