Rebates and assistance


Container deposit refund scheme - ACT

Program name:
ACT Container Deposit Scheme


The Container Deposit Scheme enables Canberrans to take eligible beverage containers to return points and receive a 10 cent refund for each container. You can choose to keep your refund or donate it to charity.

There are many convenient container return sites across Canberra.


  • Reduce waste going to landfill 
  • Reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions when the containers are recycled into products
  • Reduce litter
  • Donate money to charity or keep the refund

Key eligibility

Eligible containers include most glass, PET, HDPE, aluminium, steel or liquid paperboard (cartons) between 150mL and 3L in size. All containers that can be recognised as an eligible container will be accepted.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Find container return sites at:

ACT Government website