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What is

The Return-It changes the way customers recycle and get rewarded for their effort. We have the largest number of Containers for Change locations making it easy to recycle in Qld.

There are over 100 Return-It locations as part of Containers for Change QLD. With recycling depots located in Cairns, Townsville, Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Dalby and Gold Coast. Return-It has convenient locations you can return your bottles and cans for a 10c cash refund.

We partner with some local schools, community and charity groups as part of the Containers for Change, container refund scheme. Our partners operate Return-It Container Recycling Points all over Queensland. To find a recycling depot or return point near you click here.

If you would like to partner with Return-It to become a Return-It Express or Depot please contact us.

As the leading container refund point provider in the Containers for Change, Container Refund Scheme and ACT CDS, there are a variety of ways you can Return-It.

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At our depots you can recycle your eligible drink containers between 150mL and 3L and receive a 10 cent refund. Depots are perfect if you want cash back on the spot or if you have a large volume of cans, glass or plastic bottles to return. If you have any questions our friendly staff are on hand to help you sort and count your containers.


Return-It Quick Sort and Count Depots
Some of our busy depots have automated counting machines. This means that the machines will count your bottles for you. Automated sorting and counting machines are at Narangba, Underwood, Townsville, Atherton, Ennogera, with more sites installing the technology each month.

Return-It Recycling Drive Thru
The next evolution of our Return-It Cash Back Depot means than you can drive in and cash out. We have Drive Thru Depots at Burleigh Heads, Bethania and Manunda.

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return it express

Express is designed for small volume drop offs at convenient in-store locations. It’s as simple as “Bag, Drop & Go”. Our express sites are conveniently located in some IGA’s, Pizza Hut, Vinnies and Lifeline stores. You can pre-register to receive an electronic refund in a few days to your nominated bank account. Its the convenient way to get cash for your containers.

Return-It Express Return Points
Its as simple as Bag, Drop and Go.

Place your eligible containers in durable bags, like the regular kitchen tidy bags you can buy from the shops. Drop your bags at an Express location. Use the touch screen console to enter your Containers for Change Scheme ID. Your containers will be collected, returned to our Depot where they are counted and your account will be credited within a few days.

Return-It Express  Pods
Our latest innovation means that there are Return-It Express Points located near you. Similar to Return-It Express the Return-It Pods are open for extended hours to give customers a convenient recycling option without having to go into a store or recycling depot.

The process is the same as other Express return points. Place your eligible containers in durable slightly see-through bags, like the regular kitchen tidy bags you can buy from the shops. Drop your bags at an Express location. Use the instore touch screen console to enter your Containers for Change Scheme ID.

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Find your local Return-It location

Getting cash for containers, cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles is easy with Return-It. We are opening new recycling depots all the time. There is sure to be a Depot or Express Bag Drop located near you.

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