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Container approval - Queensland


You will need this approval if you intend to manufacture containers that are suitable to be used in the Containers for Change scheme. The containers for change scheme gives people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • have a container recovery agreement between the Organisation and a manufacturer of the beverage product for the container type used in the product that is either in force or has been agreed in principle by the Organisation pending the approval being granted container
  • ensure the container is suitable to be recycled and the way the marking is proposed to be displayed on the container is not likely to affect whether the container is suitable to be recycled
  • not have an in force approval for the beverage under a corresponding law for a corresponding scheme
  • not have had approval refused or cancelled for the beverage product under a corresponding law for a corresponding scheme.


Until suspended or cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.


Transfer process


This approval can be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.