Make a return

Make a return

How to make a return
CDS Vic will provide a 10 cent refund for every eligible drink container returned from 1 November.    Every bottle, can and carton you return helps to divert valuable containers from landfill. 
Eligible containers
Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150mL and 3 litres are eligible. Keep the lids on, we recycle them too! 
Refund point types

There are hundreds of refund points across Victoria, so look out for your local. By August 2024 the network will grow to more than 600 refund points.

Donation & other refund types
There are multiple ways to receive your 10 cent refund. You can either keep your refund, or support your favourite cause with a donation. 
Get involved

Get involved

CDS Vic gives charities and community groups the opportunity to raise funds while making an impact. 
Your eligible containers can help others. Donate your valuable container refunds at your nearest refund point. 
Beverage industry partners
Find out more about participating in Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme
Good Friday Appeal

CDS Vic partnered up with Good Friday Appeal. 

About us
Sorting eligible containers before returning

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About CDS Vic
CDS Vic is part of Victoria’s goal to be a leader in the creation of a stronger circular economy.
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Get ready to make change Victoria

You can now exchange eligible drink containers for 10 cents. Together we can make a positive difference to our community and our environment.

Find your nearest refund point

Hundreds of refund points are now open across Victoria, and more will open in the coming weeks. By August 2024 the network will grow to more than 600 refund points.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1
Collect eligible drink containers
Check for the 10c mark
Step 2
Find your refund point
Search interactive map
Step 3
Earn or donate your refund
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Latest news and updates

Latest news

Stay up to date with the latest CDS Vic news and information.

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What containers can be returned?

Are your drink containers eligible? ​​Check whether your can, carton or bottle can be returned.

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Returning drink containers on a public holiday?

Standard operating hours may change on public holidays. For updated opening times, please reach out to your local Zone Operator.

North Zone – Visy: 1300 220 815
East Zone – Return-It: 1300 237 010 
West Zone – TOMRA Cleanaway: 1800 237 842

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That’s a lot of change

Every eligible drink container returned contributes to our circular economy. By participating, Victorians are:

  1. Creating clean streams of recycling
  2. Reducing litter
  3. Earning change for themselves, their communities and charities

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