Amount Raised So Far: $288,240

    Thank you to everyone who donated generously to the Bottles Can Change Lives appeal. While the appeal has now ended, you can still donate to OzHarvest, The Salvation Army, and Beyond Blue.

    You can help Aussies doing it tough

    COVID-19 has brought untold hardship to millions of Australians. Some Aussies are struggling to put food on the table. Others are in need of a hand to pay their rent or their bills. Some are experiencing depression and anxiety. But together we can help Aussies doing it tough through our “Bottles Can Change Lives” recycling appeal.  

    How to Donate Your 10c Refund with the myTOMRA App

    You can donate to any of the Bottles Can Change Lives charities via the myTOMRA App.

    Step 1

    Collect empty containers. See the full list of eligible containers.

    Step 2

    Take your containers to your nearest TOMRA Recycling Machine in NSW.

    Step 3

    Set your myTOMRA App payout to your preferred charity and scan your barcode. Insert your containers into the RVM and select “Transfer”.

    How to Donate Your 10c Refund in QLD and WA

    You can donate to any of the Bottles Can Change Lives charities via their scheme ID barcodes. To donate, simply scan the charity’s scheme ID barcode at the RVM, return your containers and select “TRANSFER” on the screen. Download the scheme ID barcodes below.

    Download Your Barcode

    Beyond Blue
    OzHarvest
    The Salvation Army

    Each container you donate makes a difference:

    5 Containers

    …helps OzHarvest provide a nutritious meal to someone going hungry.

    80 Containers

    …helps The Salvos pay for tickets on public transport for someone to get to a job interview

    Each 10c refund

    …donated will allow Beyond Blue to provide 24/7 counselling services and hope to members of our community who are experiencing depression or anxiety.


    About our charity partners


    OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

    Every 5 drink containers donated will help OzHarvest deliver 1 meal to someone in need.


    Before the COVID-19 crisis, 3.24 million people were already living below the poverty line and this is unfortunately increasing, so it’s more important than ever to support those in the Australian community who are struggling most.    ​

    Each bottle or can you donate will help The Salvation Army provide financial assistance to help families and members of our communities who are doing it tough. Donating 60 cans or bottles will, for example, help The Salvos provide a dental hygiene kit, 80 drink containers donated would help pay for tickets on public transport for someone unemployed to get to a job interview, while 150 cans and bottles donated would provide a toiletry pack for someone fleeing domestic violence. 


    Australia’s recent bushfire crisis and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are having a profound impact on the lives of people in Australia. The Beyond Blue Support Service has received a 27% increase in calls since COVID-19 began.

    Donating your 10c refunds to Beyond Blue will help us provide 24/7 counselling services and hope to members of our community who are experiencing depression, anxiety or suicide.