how you can get involved

How it works

Collect 10c containers

Return to a location

Earn a refund or donate

Fundraise for your cause

The scheme provides charities, community groups, environmental organisations, sports groups and educational organisations with new and easy ways to raise funds.


Receiving donations from the community – Victorians can choose to pocket their refund or donate to a participating donation partner

We encourage listed groups and organisations to register with CDS Vic to promote and share you’re open for donations from the Victorian public.


Initiate a collection drive – receive containers from the community

If you have the space, you can choose to become a donation point. Let your supporters and volunteers drop their 10c containers off at your location, so you can return them and collect the refund for your group.


Run a refund point as a business

To express your interest in running a refund point, contact the Zone Operator who is appointed to your local area. In Victoria, we have three Zone Operators: TOMRA Cleanaway, Visy and Return-It.


Learn more

Who can register to be a Donation Partner in Victoria?

A Donation Partner is a not-for-profit organisation that has been approved as eligible by the Scheme Coordinator to receive donations from the Victorian community.

Types of organisations that are listed as donation partners include charities, schools, sporting clubs, community and special interest clubs and groups.

When will I be able to register?

The Donation Partner registration system is now open to enable organisations to register as a Donation Partner.

How do I register as a Donation Partner for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme?

In order to register as a Donation Partner, you will need to follow a two-step process.

  1. You will need to apply to be registered as a Donation Partner through the CDS Vic website. The Scheme Coordinator will then determine whether your organisation is eligible (under the relevant regulations) to become a Donation Partner.  If your organisation is eligible, VicReturn will provide you with a Donation Partner ID
  2. Once your organisation has been added to the Donation Partner Registry and provided with a Donation Partner ID, you will need to contact each Zone Operator that is relevant to you in order to activate your ID and set up a payment account in order to be able to start receiving payments