Victoria’s container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, is part of the Victorian Government’s investment in transforming the state’s waste and recycling sector, and is a key action in the state’s circular economy plan, Recycling Victoria: A new economy.
Like all Australian container deposit schemes, CDS Vic is funded by beverage suppliers, and will make producers more responsible for their products after they have been used. CDS Vic will reward participants with a 10 cent refund for every eligible beverage container returned through the scheme – incentivising people to recycle more and better.
CDS Vic will provide many shared benefits to the community, the environment and the economy by delivering:
- more and better recycling
- less waste – old containers become new ones
- less litter – reduced by up to a half
- hundreds of new jobs and economic opportunities across Victoria
- a cleaner, greener state.
CDS Vic has been designed to complement the new household waste collection system that will introduce a 4-bin system, giving Victorians greater access to better recycling both at and away from home.