Rebates and assistance


Container deposit refund scheme - ACT


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.


Participants can:

  • 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.


Eligible drink containers are those that are commonly found in the litter stream and are smaller, more portable containers.

Check the label for the ‘10c’ refund mark to see whether a container is eligible and can be returned through the ACT Container Deposit Scheme (ACT CDS).


    Administered by: ACT Government

    Website: ACT CDS

    Phone: (02) 6280 8538