Vic Gov CDS

Containers for the Kids – 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.

The Good Friday Appeal has partnered with the new Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) as its first statewide donation partner.

Donate your containers today as every 10 cent refund donated to the Good Friday Appeal supports sick kids and their families.

Make a difference with your change – donate your refund to the Good Friday Appeal. 

Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme has announced that the Good Friday Appeal will be the first statewide donation partner to help raise vital funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital. The Good Friday Appeal will have priority placement at refund points across Victoria making it easy to donate your container refunds.

You can donate to the Good Friday Appeal by returning your containers and donating the 10 cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle. This can be a great way for businesses, community groups, families and individuals to fundraise to support sick kids and their families at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Every year Victorians show their incredible generosity by donating to the Good Friday Appeal, and our new Container Deposit Scheme is a great new way to support this important fundraiser.”

“We are working hard to build Australia’s most successful, convenient and accessible container deposit scheme and as the scheme grows so does the number of donations to hardworking charities and community groups.”

Minister for Environment, Steve Dimopoulos

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. 

Collect your eligible containers and donate your refund by:

You get to recycle your eligible containers and support the important work of The Royal Children’s Hospital with your donation.

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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