Clifford Park Special School has cashed in more than $10,000 with the recent introduction of the Containers for Change recycling program.
The school has operated its own recycling facility for many years which was used as a school-based work program for students.
Recycling program coordinator David Shinners said the funds would be used to increase their recycling program and to create a modern work environment where young people with disabilities engage in curricula and vocational activities.
Mr Shinners said they were aiming to process and cash in $1,000 of bottles and cans each month.
Principal Corina Searchfield said the program had a positive impact on the environment and provided students the opportunity to learn valuable work related skills.
Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki said members of the community could donate their bottles and cans to the school via the drop-off point on Hursley Road or within the school grounds off Rob Street in Toowoomba.
Office of David Janetzki MP
Member for Toowoomba South