Containers for Change Scheme ID – WA

    You can receive your WA Containers For Change refund from our Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) directly into your bank account or PayPal account. You can either use your scheme ID barcode for digital payments and donations or receive a cash voucher (no sign up necessary).

    How to get your digital refund

    1. Sign up for a Scheme ID

      Visit to sign up.

    2. Get your barcode

      From your confirmation email, save your scheme ID to your mobile wallet.

    3. Scan and return

      Scan your barcode at any RVM before returning containers.

    4. Receive digital refund

      You will instantly receive an email confirmation. Your refund will be transferred to your nominated bank or PayPal account within 1 business day.

    How to get your scheme ID

    1. Sign up for a scheme ID – go to the Containers For Change website, select the sign-up button and follow the instructions.
    2. Get your barcode – you can get this from the Containers For Change’ website, or from a confirmation email that’s sent to you after you register. Make sure you save this in a safe place. You can use a screenshot, save it to a digital wallet or even print it out, as long as the barcode is visible, it will work.


    How do I sign up for a scheme ID?

    Signing up is easy! Head to the Containers for Change website, simply click ‘Sign up’ and follow the instructions to enter your bank account details and/or link to your PayPal.

    Can I come in with my scheme ID number?

    When returning at the RVM, you must have the barcode linked to your scheme ID. This can be found in the Containers for Change app with a handy shortcut on the bottom menu or via the digital wallet in your confirmation email. If you are using the bag drop, you do not need to have a barcode. You will need to type the number of your scheme ID into the tablet in order to print off the bag tags.

    How do I use my scheme ID at the RVMs?

    To receive your refund directly into your bank account or to your PayPal account, you can use your scheme ID barcode at the RVMs. Scan your barcode before you begin returning your containers and you will see a confirmation message on the screen of the machine. Return all of your containers and once you are done, click ‘Transfer.’ Your refund will be paid to your selected bank or PayPal account and the funds will take up to one business day to be transferred.

    Can I get the Containers for Change app?

    The Containers for Change app is only available in Queensland. Please use the website to obtain your Scheme ID barcode.

    Who do I call if I have issues?

    All queries relating to your scheme ID are to go to Containers for Change directly at 13 42 42 or

    I don’t have the scheme ID barcode of the not-for-profit organisation I want to donate to. I only have their scheme ID. What do I do?

    Please reach out to the charity directly to ask for their scheme ID barcode. Once you have their scheme ID barcode, you can save it as an image on your phone or you can print and keep a hard copy in your wallet to scan at any RVM across all our Recycling Centres.

    I donated my refund to a charity. How do I get a tax-deductible receipt?

    Please get in contact with the charity directly to request a receipt for your donation. Note that only charities endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (Deductible Gift Recipient endorsement) can issue a tax-deductible receipt. If you have more questions about your tax-deductible receipt, please send your enquiry to or call 13 42 42.

    I donated to a charity but I did not receive an email confirmation after my session.

    As the refund is transferred directly to the charity, the email confirmation will be sent to the email address connected to the scheme ID barcode scanned at the RVM.

    The charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club I want to support is not listed on the Containers for Change.

    If your favourite charity or cause isn’t listed then maybe they’re not registered with the Containers for Change scheme. We suggest you send them an email to let them know they could be raising funds with Containers for Change.