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Container Exchange (COEX) are seeking parties wishing to operate a Containers for Change container refund point (CRP) in the Lockyer and Somerset regions servicing the communities of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah in Somerset and Gatton and Laidley, Forest Hill, Grantham, Helidon, Murphys Creek, Plainland and Withcott in Lockyer. This is inclusive of the surrounding communities in both regions.


Containers for Change is Queensland’s container refund scheme implemented by Container Exchange Limited (COEX).

Established on 1 November 2018 to give people an incentive to collect and return containers for a 10-cent refund. The aim is to reduce the amount of drink containers that are littered and increase Queensland’s recycling rate by influencing and enabling all people to participate in the circular economy.

COEX works with local stakeholders to provide container recycling solutions that supports the community. We believe there is a better way to recycle that positively impacts individuals, communities, and the environment. Driving enablement and participation in the Queensland Containers for Change scheme.

Container Refund Point Operator

As a CRP operator, you would play an integral role within Containers for Change. In your region you will provide improved refund point accessibility and a positive experience for customers when they return their containers.

As a CRP operator you can provide one or more of the collection point solutions below:


•Bag Drop

•Pop Up

•Reverse Vending Machine

•Container Collect

CRP operators have the opportunity to make a difference by facilitating recycling and fundraising opportunities in their local communities. Helping to keep containers out of landfill and repurpose them using the Containers for Change circular economy.


To deliver Containers for Change to the Lockyer and Somerset communities by operating a CRP that improves accessibility and convenience for customers.


If you are interested, please complete the Expression of Interest form available at .

Submit by close of business Wednesday, 14 February 2024 to -

Brisbane City 4000

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