Community Groups

Auswaste strives to create a network between communities and community groups in Far North Queensland to enable everybody - no matter how far away from bigger townships they may live - to have the opportunity to be part of the Containers For Change QLD container refund scheme.

With 23 sites across the Cape including 3 depots - Cooktown, Weipa  and New Mapoon - and 20 Mobile Refund Points, we aim to reduce landfill and recycle as much as possible.

As you may be aware Containers for Change provides an exciting opportunity for community groups and charities by helping to raise much needed funds.

Below are some of the great community groups in the Cape that have started to make a change to not only the environment by recycling, but also to their clubs and organisations by raising needed funds for their projects.

You can choose to donate your containers via the Member Number.
It is really simple: When you return eligible containers to a refund point (depot or mobile refund point) just let our friendly staff know that you wish to donate your containers to the organisation of your choice.

Here are some FNQ locals you can assist by donating the next time you drop off your eligible containers:

Cooktown Area

Cooktown Lions Club
Member Number C100002078

Endeavour Christian College
Member Number C10015027

Cooktown Kindergarten
Member Number C10015556

Cooktown Amateur Swim Club
Member Number C10025158

School of Art Cooktown
Member Number C10026484

Seadog Vet
Member Number C10148264

Lakeland School
Member Number C10059586

Lakeland Progress Association
Member Number C10065006

Wallaby Creek Festival
Member Number 10114886

Weipa Area

CAPS – Cape Animal Protection Shelter
Member Number C10165167

Weipa Wildlife Care Inc.
Member Number C10167308

Weipa Kindergarten
Member Number C10164262

Weipa Running Festival
Member Number C10137746

And some other great organisations you might like to support:

Tangaroa Blue
Member Number C10033976

Member Number C10004445

Children’s Hospital Foundation QLD
Member Number C10006033

Member Number C10029421


Would you like to get your organisation involved in the scheme? Or are you looking for a specific community group you like to support?

Find our more by visiting  Donate your Refund - Containers for Change which also offers a search for community groups and organisation that have registered in Queensland.

Would you like to register your organisation for a scheme ID?

Click Create Account which will take you straight to the Containers for Change sign-up page so you can get started.

Auswaste is supporting local businesses and community groups by offering COLLECTION CAGES and 1000L IBC PODS to assist bulk collection. If you are interested please CONTACT OUR TEAM and we are happy to help you find a solution that suits your individual needs.

We are also more than happy to showcase your community group/ club/ organisation on our website. Just contact us.