Help the children in need

What is the Victorian Container Deposit Scheme?

Victoria’s container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, is set to start in November 2023. The scheme will reward Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return.

It is a vital component of the Victorian Government’s new Circular Economy.

Making an impact

CDS Vic will provide shared benefits to the community, environment and economy by delivering:

  • improving and increasing recycling
  • less waste - old containers become new ones
  • less litter - reduced by up to half
  • hundreds of new jobs and economic opportunities across Victoria

A link to the Victorian Governments Container Deposit Scheme can be found here: