CDS Vic is part of the Victorian Government's $515 million investment to transform the state's waste and recycling sector. Funded by contributions from the beverage industry, the scheme will contribute to Victoria's target of diverting 80% of all material away from landfill by 2030 and represents a significant milestone in our journey towards a circular economy.
Victorians use more than 3 billion drink containers every year. Sadly, many are not recycled, ending up in landfill and as litter in local communities across our state.
CDS Vic is managed by the scheme coordinator VicReturn, a not-for-profit organisation, that is funded by the beverage industry. VicReturn is responsible for financial operations, auditing, managing the risk of fraud and educating the community.
CDS Vic is a state-wide initiative designed to make it easy for all Victorians to participate - that's why we partner with our three Zone Operators who deliver the refund points in your local area. Our Zone Operators - Visy, Return-It and TOMRA Cleanaway - also manage refunds to customers and donation partners and ensure the proper recycling of containers.
CDS Vic aims to be the most accessible container deposit scheme in Australia, rolling out hundreds of refund points across our state. Our 3 dedicated Zone Operators make this possible, with each operating 1 zone.
Within those zones, Zone Operators are responsible for establishing and maintaining their network of refund collection points.
Payments and refunds
Electronic payments and apps
Refund point operations and equipment
Enquiries relating to specific refund points
If you'd like more information about CDS Vic, please contact us
Reach out to the VicReturn team for help with your story.