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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

Fundraising
CDS Vic gives charities and community groups the opportunity to raise funds while making an impact. 
Donating
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. 

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Help for people wanting a translation service

If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450 and quote CDS Vic. For more information, visit the TIS website www.tisnational.gov.au

 

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Contact CDS Vic through the National Relay Service (NRS). For more information, visit the NRS website (www.accesshub.gov.au/about-the-nrs) to choose your preferred access point or call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660