A container deposit scheme is a bottle return scheme that gives a 10 cent refund for every eligible bottle or can. Most states in Australia now have schemes, and bottles can be returned at locations across the country.
Here’s everything you need to know about container deposit schemes: why they’re important, and how to use them.
Recycling via container deposit schemes give plastic bottles the best chance at another life, keeping plastic out of landfill and waterways.
It’s a clean waste stream for glass, aluminium and plastic, which means there’s less chance your drink is going to be contaminated by other things that shouldn't be in the regular recycling bin.
Recycling plastic bottles, and using bottles made from 100% recycled plastic, reduces new plastic in Australia. This means using less fossil fuels and a smaller carbon footprint for you.
All Coca‑Cola bottles and cans can be recycled. Coca‑Cola has a global ambition to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can we sell by 2030. In Australia a key part of reaching this goal is supporting cost-effective, well-run container deposit schemes across the country.
Our bottling partner CCEP has invested in a PET recycling facility here in Australia, supporting our vision to help our bottles become a bottle again. A second facility will be operational in Altona Victoria in 2023, further expanding our capacity to recycle 2billion PET bottles per year through both sites.
Envirobank operates CDS collection points in NT, NSW and QLD.
There are three great ways to benefit from container deposit schemes:
RecyclingNearYou is a great Australia-wide resource for understanding what kinds of recycling are offered by your local council.
Locate your state below to learn where you can return your bottles, cans and containers at a collection depot or reverse vending machine near you.
Want to know more about how Coca‑Cola Australia is working toward a world without waste? Find out here.