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.
- Donate your refund – You can find a registered charity or community organisation to support at your local refund point, or use the donation partner search tool (coming soon). You can also use our Donation Partner ID or barcode to donate your refund to us.
GFA Donation Partner ID and Barcode – C2000000397
- Donate your drink containers – many community organisations collect eligible containers. You may be able to drop off your empty drink containers directly if they have a collection point on site.
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.
- Look for the 10c mark on the drink container label. It is often located near the barcode.
- You shouldn’t crush your containers – most refund points can’t accept them if containers have been crushed.
- Lids can be left on – they will become part of the circular economy too and will be made into new products.
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.