Container Refund Scheme

The introduction of a state-wide container refund scheme will give people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment. This will help to:

  • Reduce the amount of drink containers that are littered and;
  • Increase Queensland’s recycling rate;

The scheme will also provide benefits to social enterprises, communities, and regional and remote areas by creating new job, recycling and fundraising opportunities.

The Scheme is a product stewardship arrangement with the costs of operating the scheme and recovering the containers for recycling, paid for by drink manufacturers. This means that drink manufacturers will take responsibility for ensuring that the environmental impacts from the empty drink containers are reduced.

Transfer Stations & Buyback Tip Shops

Transfer Stations

Waste Transfer Stations not only provide a quicker, safer and easier way for members of the public to dispose of their waste, but it also benefits the environment.

Buyback Tip Shops

MAMS operates Buyback Tip Shops at CardwellTullyMission Beach and Stoters Hill Transfer Stations under the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle as part of our Waste Management Strategy.

  • 95 percent less energy is needed to make aluminium from used cans than from the raw material, bauxite
  • Every aluminium can that is recycled saves enough electricity to light a 20-watt energy-efficient bulb for 17.5 hours, or a TV for three hours
  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle is enough to light a 20-watt energy-efficient bulb for 20 hours
  • It also reduces air pollution by 20% and water pollution by 50%
  • Recycling one tonne of glass saves 1.1 tonnes of raw materials (sand, limestone, soda ash and reduces energy use by 30%
  • Adding used steel to new steel production reduces energy use by 25%, air pollution by almost 90%, water pollution by 76%, mining wastes by 97% and water usage by 40%


The MAMS Group has skip bins available for hire in Innisfail and around the Cassowary Coast Shire, ranging from 3m3 to 15m3.

Our skip bins are perfect for the yearly home clean up, demolition job, events or when you are moving.



The MAMS Group has over 30 years experience in the waste collection industry, both at a commercial and domestic level.

We offer professional and efficient commercial Bulk Bin collection services in the Cassowary Coast Shire for Wet Waste, Dry Waste and Cardboard.