Hey Victorians, are you tired of being left out of the 10c recycling programs? Watching your friends in the other states collecting cash for their cans while you’re getting nothing for yours.
Well, that feeling is about to end! From the 1st November 2023, the state of Victoria is launching the Container Deposit Scheme, and we can already hear you cheering about it!
The new container recycling scheme, called CDS Vic, allows most drink containers between 150ml and 3L to be returned for recycling in exchange for 10 cents. Finally, it's the Containers for Change Victoria program we've all been hoping for!
The Need to Know
Date: The Victorian CDS scheme starts on 1st November 2023.
Eligible Containers: Most drink containers between 150ml and 3L will be eligible.
Reward: Return eligible containers and get 10 cents back.
Spread the Love: Charity organisations can also benefit from this scheme.
How the Victorian Container Deposit Scheme will work
Across Victoria, over 600 refund collection points will be available, making recycling within reach no matter if you're in Melbourne, Moe or Mildura.
- You purchase a drink.
- You return your empty drink container to a refund point. Find your nearest.
- You receive a 10-cent refund for every eligible container you return. You can choose to keep the funds or donate to a participating charity, community group, environmental group, educational organisation or sports group.
- Your returned container is given a new lease on life. The material is recycled and remanufactured into a new product, saving it from landfill or littering the environment.
What Containers can you return for 10c in Victoria?
We're talking plastic soda bottles, glass beer bottles, canned fizzy drinks and alcohol, and even those little juice cartons. Get ready to give them a second life!
Looking for a visual guide? We’ve made an uber-useful poster for you to print out and hang in your homes, offices and schools. It's a recycling cheat sheet for your bottle-collecting journey!
Be Ready with Ecobin's Custom CDS Labelled Bins
Want to be part of the change? We've got you covered with our custom Container Deposit Scheme labelled bins!
These bins are designed to be your recycling allies to sort, collect, and contribute to the recycling wave.
Let's Raise a Glass to a Greener Future
Ladies, gentlemen, kids, charities — the time to start collecting is now! The eagerly anticipated 10c Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) is set to kick off in Victoria on the 1st of November, 2023. Mark the date in your diary and start collecting, then continue collecting right through the year! Your Christmas indulgence is about to get a whole new meaning.
This wave of change is an opportunity for all of us to actively participate in reducing waste and preserving our planet. We can't wait to help Victorians contribute to a greener future.
Eco cheers and high fives all round 🌱💚,
Your enthusiastic friends at Ecobin.