Girl in pink shirt recycling plastic bottles for the CDS

Victorian Container Deposit Scheme

From November 1st, you can exchange eligible drink containers for 10 cents with the option to donate the money to the Good Friday Appeal.

Victoria’s container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, is set to kick off on November 1st. The scheme will reward Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return with the option to donate the money to the Good Friday Appeal. 

This can be a great way to fundraise with your family, friends and even your community groups.

How to get involved

There are multiple ways to receive the 10 cent refund – keep the refund, or support your favourite charity or community organisation with a donation.

DONATE – There are several ways to donate 10 cent refund to charities and community groups. 

GFA Donation Partner ID and Barcode – C2000000397

Eligible Containers

A list of eligible containers can be found here.   Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150mL and 3 litres are eligible.

What can’t be returned?

There are some drink containers that are not eligible for a refund. Generally excluded containers are those that are less than 150mL and greater than 3 litres. Many of these containers can still be recycled in your kerbside bins.

Find your local refund point here.

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