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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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CDS Vic provides a 10-cent refund for every eligible drink container returned at refund points across Victoria. Every bottle, can and carton you return helps divert valuable containers from landfills. 

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1

Collect eligible drink containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel, and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150mL and 3 litres are eligible. Look for the 10c mark on the back of pack. Some drinks are not eligible, including plain milk containers, wine and spirit bottles.

Tip: Keep lids on and don’t crush your containers

Step 2

Return your eligible drink containers

Our interactive map makes it easy to discover refund points near you.

Step 3

Earn a refund

All eligible drink containers are worth a 10 cent refund that you can either keep, or donate to a community donation partner.

Common refund types

Voucher
Cash
Donation
Electronic payment
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Involve your organisation

Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme provides ways for community groups and charities to raise funds, and keep valuable containers out of landfill.

Fundraising

CDS Vic provides an exciting opportunity for community groups and charities to raise funds by collecting 10 cent refunds. 

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After you return

Every eligible drink container returned to CDS Vic will help Victoria toward its goal of building a circular economy. Together we can save valuable containers from landfill and reduce litter in local communities – all the while giving bottles, containers and cans a new life. 

Still have a question?

Search our help section for answers to common questions