Charity and Community – QLD

Did you know you can donate your Containers For Change refund directly to a charity or community organisation? It’s easy, simply return your containers at any TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine, select “Donate” and choose your preferred charity partner.


Are you a charity, community organisation, school or sporting club and looking to fundraise? You can apply to be featured on a TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine where users can donate their refunds. There’s no cost to sign up, and charities receive 100% of the refund.

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Charity partners are featured on the RVMs for 3 months at a time. This ensures that all charities will be able to get a turn to fundraise with TOMRA.

Current partnership period: 1st November – 3rd of February

Applications can be sent throughout the year.

There are two types of donation partners:

  • Major donation partner: state-wide or international not-for-profit organisation who will appear as a donation partner on Reverse Vending Machines across all Queensland, and;
  • Local donation partner: local, not-for-profit organisation who will appear as a donation partner on Reverse Vending Machine(s) in their local town, suburb, municipality or similar region.



Can my organisation apply to be a donation partner?

Organisations who want to become a donation partner with TOMRA Recycling Centres are required to satisfy the eligibility criteria as outlined in the application form which can be downloaded here.

If your organisation is a school, sporting club, charity, or a not-for-profit community group and you satisfy the eligibility criteria you can apply to become a donation partner by completing the application form and returning it with the supporting documentation to

How can my organisation get involved?

Organisations have a variety of ways they can get involved to help raise funds;

  • School, sporting club, charity, or a not-for-profit community groups can apply to become a donation partner on a Reverse Vending Machines at their local TOMRA Recycling Centres and receive donations from people using the machine who choose to donate.
  • Organisations that have year-round contact with a large community of members (e.g. a school or sporting club) can become a local container collection point. Members of their community can then drop off and donate their eligible containers, equivalent to a 10-cent donation to the organisation.
  • Smaller organisations, or those who have more sporadic contact with their community or membership base, may wish to run container collection drives at set times during the year. For example at a local fundraising event members and the wider community would be able to donate their eligible containers. Mobile collection cages will be available for hire from your local TOMRA Recycling Centre.

How do I hire a trailer for a community collection drive?

TOMRA trailers are available for 48-hour hire on a first come, first serve basis. Trailer hire is FREE provided it is used for the collection and returning of containers to a TOMRA Collection Recycling Centre.

To book, contact the TOMRA Team on 1300 11 88 88. To see the terms and conditions, click here.

How do donation partners get selected to feature on a Reverse Vending Machine?

Donation partners are selected based on a first come, first serve basis for applications that fulfil the eligibility criteria. There are a variety of checks that are completed to ensure each applicant is eligible to become a donation partner. Local organisations must use the funds raised in their local area.

How can I get my charity, school, club or community group raise funds with TOMRA Recycling Centres?

Applicants who fulfil the donation partner criteria can apply to become a donation partner on the Reverse Vending Machines at TOMRA Recycling Centres.  It’s easy to apply

  • Go to and check the eligibility criteria.
  • Download and complete an application form and send this together with the supporting documents to
  • You will be advised of the status of your application within 30 days.
  • If your application is successful you will receive a confirmation email with the dates of your partnership and a standard contract to sign and return.

Donation partners are rotated every 3-months to give as many not-for-profit organisations as possible the opportunity to fundraise through the scheme.