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. 

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Good Friday Appeal

Make a difference with your change - donate your refund to the Good Friday Appeal 

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Donate to the Good Friday Appeal

CDS Vic has partnered with the Good Friday Appeal as its first statewide donation partner to help raise vital money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Good Friday Appeal will have priority placement at refund points across Victoria making it easy to donate your container refunds. 

You can select the Good Friday Appeal on your local Zone Operator's App or use the Good Friday Appeal Donation Partner ID C2000000397 or barcode at refund points.

Return your eligible containers and support the important work of the Royal Children’s Hospital with your donation - that’s a lot of change!

How to donate

Step 1
Return your eligible containers
Step 2
Choose your refund type as 'donate'
Step 3
Donate to Good Friday Appeal