Donate Your Refund and Support Your Community
Donating your containers is a fantastic way to support your local community. Not only are you helping the environment by recycling but you’re giving money to a worthy cause.
You can donate to any charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club that are registered with Containers for Change.
To donate, simply scan the charity’s scheme ID barcode, return your containers and select “TRANSFER” on the screen of your RVM.
Want to find the scheme ID barcode of a charity, not-for-profit community group, a school or a sports club? Look it up here. Running a fundraising campaign to get everyone in your network collecting for your favourite cause? Visit Containers for Change Fundraising Page.
Raise Funds for a Charity, School, Sports Club, or a Not-For-Profit community group
If you’re administrating a charity, a school, sports club or any other not-for-profit community group, then click here to find out how you can get your organisation set up to fundraise with Containers for Change.
Located close to one of our 10 TOMRA Recycling Centres? Reach out to our charity partnerships team at firstname.lastname@example.org and start a conversation about local fundraising and partnership opportunities with TOMRA.
Can my organisation apply to be a donation partner?
If your organisation is a school, sporting club, charity, or a not-for-profit community group and you satisfy the eligibility criteria you can sign up for a Containers For Change Scheme ID. These can be used on Reverse Vending Machines at any TOMRA Recycling Centre across QLD or WA.
Charities are no longer featured on the RVM screens, how do I donate my refund?
You can continue to support your local community by donating your container refund using the scheme ID barcode of any charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club that are registered with Containers for Change. Simply scan the scheme ID barcode of the charity or NFP group of your choice and the refund will be directly transferred to them.
I was supporting one of the charities previously listed on the screens of your machines, how can I continue to help?
You can continue to donate your refund to the charity of your choice by scanning their scheme ID barcode at any RVM.
If you haven’t got their scheme ID barcode, please ask the organisation directly. Once you have their scheme ID barcode, you can save it as an image on your phone or you can print & keep a hard copy in your wallet to scan at any RVM across all our Recycling Centres.
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.
Why are charities no longer on the RVM screens?
We have removed charities from our RVMs to simplify the donation process and to provide you access to a greater number of charities to donate to. Recyclers can donate to any charity, not-for-profit group, school, or sports club that are registered with Containers for Change, giving you the opportunity to support the cause you are connected to.
I donated my refund to a charity. How do I get 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 email@example.com 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 website.
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.