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

About us

About CDS Vic
CDS Vic is part of Victoria’s goal to be a leader in the creation of a stronger circular economy.
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Latest news

Stay up to date with the latest CDS Vic news and information.

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Alexandra FNC participates in 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. 

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Caravan Park rallies Loch Sport locals for container collection

May 2024

Loch Sport Caravan Park has rallied its local community to collect containers and help raise funds for Loch Sport Primary school and other good causes.

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What type of refund point should I use?

May 2024

Got a load of containers but not sure which type of refund point is right for you? Here are some short videos that explain about the different refund point types.

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Making change for the kids

April 2024

On Good Friday, VicReturn's Chief Communications, Marketing and Engagement Officer, Marianne Doyle, presented the Good Friday Appeal with a cheque for $32,588.

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10c container refunds a winner for wombats

April 2024

What do wombats and CDS Vic have in common? More than you might think!  We spoke with Debbie from Hampton Park who has been donating her container refunds to Mange Management.

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Making containers count at the 2024 Grand Prix

April 2024

CDS Vic is proud to have played a key sustainability role at the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2024.

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