CDS Vic: The Victorian Container Deposit Scheme

CDS VIC Launches 1 November 2023

CDS VIC, the Victorian Container Deposit, scheme is launching on the 1st November 2023 and we’re proud to be named alongside Cleanaway as one of the Network Operators of the scheme.

We will be operating CDS VIC return points in Western Regional Victoria and Western Metropolitan Melbourne, and we’re bringing world-class return points so that Victorian recyclers can easily return their drink containers for a 10c refund.

What will be eligible in Victoria?

Most beverage containers (larger than 150ml and smaller than 3L) that are made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard are eligible for a 10c refund when returned to a TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine.

Do not crush your containers or remove the labels as our scanners will need to identify the shape, label and barcode to register your refund.

Eligible containers:

  • Eligible Containers
  • Aluminium Cans - Eligible
  • Glass Bottles - Eligible
  • Plastic Bottles - Eligible
  • Paperboard Cartons - Eligible

Ineligible containers:

  • Ineligible Containers
  • Fruit Juice Cartons - Ineligible
  • Cordial Bottles - Ineligible
  • Wine and Spirit Bottles - Inelligible
  • Milk Containers - Ineligible

How to create a CDS Vic App Profile

Receive your recycling refunds digitally with the free CDS Vic West App.

The fast, secure, and convenient payout of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme
  1. Download the app via iTunes or Google Play
  2. Select “Login” and choose to register to create a profile using your email address. Alternatively, you can log in using your existing PayPal account.
  3. Select your Payout method in the menu – if you choose PayPal, you will need to link your PayPal account. If you choose Bank Transfer, you will need to link your bank account.

How to use the CDS Vic West App at an RVM

You can use the app at any TOMRA Cleanaway Return Point in Victoria’s West Zone.

  1. Scan your personal CDS Vic app barcode at the reverse vending machine. You will see your name on the machine screen.
  2. Return your empty containers for recycling.
  3. Transfer – when you are finished, tap the ‘Transfer’ button on the reverse vending machine screen. Your recycling refunds will be paid into your preferred payout method.

Your Refund – Your Way