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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Donate your refund

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Your containers can earn a 10 cent refund and do something good. Donate your valuable container refunds at your nearest refund point.
Find a charity or community organisation to support.

There’s plenty of ways to support your favourite charity or community organisation. Our donation partner search tool will make it simple for you to contribute to the charities and community organisations you care about. Search here to see donation partners registered across Victoria. To donate, look them up on your Zone Operator app.

Search donation partners

All refund points have options to donate to community groups and organisations on the spot, and they often rotate these partners. To donate your refunds to a specific charity or community group you can also use your Zone Operator app.

To find out more about zones click here

To download Zone Operator apps, follow the links below:

North Zone
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East Zone
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West Zone
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