Make a return
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Make a return

How to make a return
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 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
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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
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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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Find your nearest refund point
Hundreds of refund points are ready to open across Victoria, and more will open in the coming weeks. By August 2024 the network will grow to more than 600 refund points.
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Refund point types
With different types of container refund points, you want to find the most convenient one for you. Typical container refund points include: 
Reverse vending machines (RVMs)
Insert eligible containers into the machine, where containers are scanned and verified. Please note lids are encouraged. 
Walk-in or drive-through to get your containers counted and refunded on the spot. Best for large loads. 
Over-the-counter (OTC)
In some areas small businesses or organisations provide an over-the-counter service, essentially working like a mini depot.
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Three Zone Operators

CDS Vic encompasses three zones: the North, West and East zones. 

For more information about each of our zone operators you can visit their websites by clicking the links below. 

North Zone
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East Zone
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West Zone
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