Millions up for collection for Redlands charities

Charities, schools and community clubs are urged to grab their share of an estimated $100 million in unclaimed refunds by collecting beverage containers through the Containers for Change scheme.

More than 4.5 billion containers have already been returned through the scheme in Queensland since it began in 2018, returning $450 million to the community.

With approximately 1 billion beverage containers still ending up in landfill or the environment, that means $100 million in refunds are still available.

Containers for Change is holding a series of community forums to help charities and community groups claim the refunds.

The next event will be at Redland Bay Golf Club on Wednesday September 29 at 10am and will arm charities and community groups with the tools they need to grow their funding base through the scheme.

The scheme's official fundraising guide, which provides information designed specifically to help charities and community groups improve their fundraising, will be presented at the forums.

Local refund point operators and MPs have also been invited to attend, presenting a valuable networking opportunity for the charities and community groups.

Chief executive of Containers Exchange Ken Noye said the scheme had always been designed to assist the charities and community groups raise funds for the important work they do.

"The Community Forums will detail just how these groups can harness the power of the Containers for Change scheme to maximise their fundraising opportunities and improve their bottom line," he said.

More information on the Containers for Change scheme .