Containers for Change

The Shire of East Pilbara is an authorised Containers for Change Refund Point Operator for the new state-wide Container Deposit Scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for a 10 cent refund. Residents can take their eligible empty beverage containers to the Shire's Refund Point in Newman and receive 10 cents for every eligible container returned.

The Shire has one Refund Point location:

Newman Waste Management Facility, Yates Road, Newman

Opening hours:
Saturdays 8am - 4pm (except Public Holidays)

What containers are eligible for a refund?

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Please remove all container lids! Lids are recycled separately.

  • Glass, plastic (HDPE/ PET), aluminium, steel and paper-based cartons
  • From 150millilitres to 3 litres
  • Purchased in WA
  • Display the refund mark

What containers are ineligible for a refund?

  • Plain milk, flavoured milks 1L and above
  • Pure juice drinks 1L and above
  • Wine bottles
  • Spirit bottles
  • Cordials

Scheme ID sign up here for a direct deposit.

How to get the refund

Save Your Containers.

Return Your Containers at the Shire's Refund Point in Newman.

Earn a refund or donate.

Have Any Questions?

Contact Containers for Change or call 13 42 42