CDS Vic How it works
Make your return count
Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme, known as CDS Vic, is rewarding Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle returned at refund points across Victoria.
As the operator for the North Zone, Visy is providing accessible and convenient ways for you to return your containers across the Loddon, Mallee and Hume regions, as well as the inner north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Not only that, but we are responsible for ensuring your valuable containers are diverted from landfill and recycled into something new.
Most small portable beverage containers between 150mL and 3L. Check for the 10c mark on the drink container label.
- Aluminium cans
- Plastic bottles
- Glass bottles
- Paperboard cartons (under 1L)
- Steel bottles/cans
Your containers should be uncrushed and lids can be kept on.
- Wine and spirit bottles
- Milk containers
- Paper cartons (over 1L)
- Cordial bottles
Don't throw these out! Ineligible containers may still be accepted in your kerbside recycling bin.
Refund payment types – get your refund your way
There are various ways to receive your 10-cent refund. Pocket it, bank it, or give it to your favourite charity – the choice is yours.
Paper Vouchers & eVouchers
Vouchers or eVouchers through the CDS Vic North app will be generated instantly and can be redeemed at participating stores such as your local supermarket. These can be used towards your purchase, or they can often be exchanged for cash in-store. No personal details are required.
Download the CDS Vic North app, available on both iOS and Android devices, to receive electronic payments via EFT or PayID.
Our depots and over-the-counter refund points will be able to offer your refund in cash after they count your eligible drink containers on the spot.
Use the CDS Vic North app to find a registered charity or community organisation to support at your local refund point. Registered donation partners can also share their Donation Partner ID or barcode with you directly.
Rewards made easy with the CDS Vic North app
Download the CDS Vic North app to easily claim your reward. You can choose how to receive your refund – from vouchers, a direct transfer into your account, or donate to a variety of charities and community groups.
The app lets you manage your account, explore donation options, and review your transaction history all in the one place.
Download the CDS Vic North App: