Rebates and assistance


Container deposit refund scheme - NT

Program name:
Container Deposit Scheme


The Container Deposit Scheme enables people in the Northern Territory 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 the Northern Territory.


  • Reduce litter and waste going to landfill 
  • Reduce energy use
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Donate money to charity or keep the refund

Key eligibility

All approved containers will have one of the following approved 10 cent refund markings on the label:

  • 10 cent refund at collection depots/points
  • 10 cent refund at South Australia and Northern Territory collection depots
  • 10 cent refund at collection depots when sold in the Northern Territory 

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Find container return sites at:

Northern Territory Government website