Transport Canberra and City Services

Container Deposit Scheme

A Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will commence in the ACT on 30 June 2018.

The Scheme encourages recycling within the Canberra community and aims to reduce waste to landfill via increased source separation of eligible containers at CDS collection points and material sorting efficiency increases at the Hume Material Recovery Facility.

Under the Scheme, consumers will be able to return eligible, empty beverage containers to designated collection points and receive a 10 cent refund for each container.

Most aluminium, glass, PET, HDPE, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150 millilitres and 3 litres (inclusive) will be eligible containers under the Scheme.

Container collection points will feature across the ACT in accessible, high residential catchment areas. Collection points include bulk counting depots, where containers can be returned for cash or EFT, and express collection points, where containers can be returned for an EFT refund or a donation to select charities.

For further information please visit the ACT CDS website.

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