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Cahoots Containers for Change


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Cahoots and Containers for Change


We are very excited to be apart of the West Australian government’s Containers for Change Initiative. By being involved in Cahoot’s Community Hero program you help the most vulnerable in our community have access to life changing services and programs. In doing so you’re not only helping those in your community but also helping save the environment by recycling plastics.


What more could you want!


Our goal is to collect 100,000 recyclable containers in 365 days which will go towards the Cahoots Family Sponsorship Fund (FSF), helping those who need it the most.

How do you get involved?


Start making a collection of eligible containers. Scroll down to see what's eligible and what isn't!


Go to one of our drop off points or your local depot to recycle your containers! Scroll down to find your nearest depot or drop off point.


Quote our Scheme ID to donate the funds to Cahoots and make a positive impact on a young person's life. You can even drop off your containers to the Cahoots drop off point and we can do the rest.

Scheme ID

If you choose to go to a collection depot, you'll need this scheme ID. You can either quote the scheme ID number C10478710 or have the QR code scanned. For convenience, you can download a flyer below which has the scheme ID and a barcode for scanning on drop off.

What Containers Can Be Donated?

Diagram, text Description automatically generatedWhen you decide to get involved, make sure your containers fit the eligibility criteria below and to use our SchemeID at your local depot when recycling containers. 

If your drink container has a 10c mark, it’s good to go!

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L can be saved. Make sure you take off the lids – we recycle those too, just separately

Eligible Containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard between 150ml to 3L are eligible. Containers must display the refund mark (e.g. “10c refund at collection depots/points in participating State/Territory of purchase”)

Not Eligible Containers

There are some drink containers that are not eligible for a refund. Generally, excluded containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L. Excluded containers include milk containers, glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits, containers 1L or larger which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cordial or syrup containers.


Cahoots Family Centre in Bayswater

You can drop off your eligible containers to the Cahoots Family Centre in Bayswater and we can do the rest! It’s as easy as that!

Containers for Change 

You can also drop off your containers at one of the containers for change depots. Click ‘depot near you’ button below to find the closest depot to you!

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If you could not find the answer to your question below,  contact our team on together@cahoots.org.au or 0431 447 602 for more information. 

Collect, collect and collect! Collect eligible bottles and containers to recycle. When recycling your bottles at your local depot quote our SchemeID: C10478710 to process the money raised to Cahoots. Or you can scan our unique Barcode to donate.

Any bottles with a 10c refund mark on them are eligible. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund. View the photo above with more information or click here to visit the Containers for Change Website.

All funds raised go towards the Cahoots Family Sponsorship Fund (FSF). This fund provides families a chance to engage with Cahoot’s life changing programs, assisting the most vulnerable children in our community whilst simultaneously giving their family members a break. More than 360 scholarships have been awarded since its inception, making a lasting positive impact on the children involved and their families. Find out more here.

Great work for collecting your bottles! You now need to go to your nearest drop off point or depot. Once you arrive, you need to quote our SchemeID: C10478710 or our unique barcode (as seen above) to direct the funds raised to Cahoots. 

Once your recycled containers are donated, Containers for Change then sort, process and sell all containers to approved recyclers. These recyclers are based here in Australia and overseas in which they then turn your containers into new glass and PET bottles, cans and other items like clothing and plastic-based construction items. All in all by donating YOU are helping save the precious environment we live in.

Once you have completed the 130km, you will be shipped your medal when the virtual adventure challenge ends which is the 1 May 2022. We anticipate it taking approximately 7 working days to reach you, so keep a look out in the post! 


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