Container Deposit Scheme


The container deposit scheme (CDS) rewards Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return to an eligible collection point.

Similar programs have been established across Australia since the 1970s, which has helped create a cleaner stream of material for recycling, reduce the number of bottles, cans and containers ending up in landfill or on local streets, and provided an alternative fundraising option for community groups.

Find your local refund collection point

To find your local refund collection point, please click here.

Becoming a local refund collection point

If your business, non for profit, community or sporting group would like to become a refund collection point operator, please click here