Creating a recycling scheme to keep Victoria beautiful.

Who we are

An experienced team delivering a scheme for all Victorians.

As the appointed Scheme Coordinator for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic), we’re working with the Victorian Government and partners to build and operate a large-scale container recycling network, a key step in transforming Victoria’s waste and recycling system.

How to get involved

Our partners contribute to the success of the scheme

Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme is made possible with the participation of industry partners such as Beverage suppliers (First Suppliers), Network Operators, Exporters, Material Recovery Facility Operators, Government and Community. As we bring the scheme to life, it is vital our partners have the information they need to get setup.

First Suppliers

We work with businesses supplying beverages in eligible containers – whether manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers or retailers – participate in the scheme. The role of suppliers within the container deposit scheme is to fund the scheme operations.

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Network Operators

Our network operators are responsible for managing the refund collection points and making sure customers receive their 10c refund. TOMRA Cleanaway, Visy and Return-It are the network operators in Victoria.

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Some businesses buy eligible CDS containers within Victoria and supply the containers to another business outside of the state. These businesses are treated as exporters within the container deposit scheme. Exporters can claim a rebate for these containers.

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Material Recovery Facilities

Material recovery facility (MRF) operators registered within the scheme claim processing refunds for eligible containers collected through kerbside recycling bins across the state.

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We are proud to provide the opportunity for local charities and community groups to fundraise through our scheme, helping to change our state for the better.

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The scheme

Victorians use more than 3 billion drink containers every year. Sadly, many are not recycled, ending up in landfill and as litter across our state

With 10c for every container returned through Victoria’s Container Deposit scheme via a refund point, you have the choice to keep the change, donate to a registered cause, or become a donation partner.

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