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
About us
Sorting eligible containers before returning

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Alexandra Football Netball Club uses CDS Vic to support their community

June 2024

Alexandra Football Netball Club have been participating in CDS Vic and using their donations to fund their footy club supplies. Ray, who is the club's president, said, "Being president of the footy club, I get involved in a range of different things... I get out and about and collect the cans. Sometimes I'm actually known as the local can man - albeit now that I've expanded into glass and plastic as well!"

You can help your local community organisation by donating eligible drink containers, or register as a donation partner to receive donations. Support your local community and make a change.

How to donate

  • Return your eligible drink containers to a CDS Vic refund point.
  • Donate your container refund by choosing ‘Alexandra Football Netball Club' on your local Zone Operator’s app (scroll to Electronic Payment to download the app).
  • Spread the word by encouraging your friends and family to contribute.

How to register as a donation partner

  • Register with CDS Vic and obtain your Donation Partner ID by completing our registration form. You will require a valid ABN. If you are not registered with an ABN, you may need to provide a statutory declaration.
  • Activate your Donation Partner ID with your local zone operator. Statewide organisations may wish to activate with all three zone operators.
  • Share your cause. At the refund point, your supporters can choose to donate their refund to your organisation by using your unique Donation Partner ID, barcode, or through the app.

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