Containers for Change

On October 1st, 2020, the Western Australian government introduced the ‘Containers for Change Scheme’. The aim of the Scheme is to reduce litter and increase recycling rates in Western Australia.

Care for Hedland operates are an Authorised Refund Point under the scheme, out of our Depot at 15 Moorambine Street, Wedgefield, WA 6721.

The Scheme covers most beverage containers between 150mL and 3L, excluding plain milk containers, wine bottles, spirits bottles and some others. You can check if a container is eligible under the Scheme by typing the barcode here:

Opening hours for our Depot in Wedgefield are:
  • 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays
  • 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays
  • Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
There is a regular mobile refund point operating between 8 am and 10 am on Saturday mornings every fourth Saturday of the month at South Hedland Shopping Centre car park (Coles end).
Please be aware if you are returning more than 825 containers you will be asked to show identification, and if you are returning more than 1500 containers you will be required to complete a Bulk Declaration Form, and we will take a photocopy of your identification.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Care for Hedland Containers for Change Depot please contact Containers Coordinator, Lavinas, at or 0418 695 585