Eligible containers

Eligible drink containers are those that are commonly found in the litter stream and are smaller, more portable containers. Larger containers often used at
home are not eligible under the ACT CDS.

Eligible containers - good to go!

  • Cans (e.g. soft drinks)
  • Bottles (e.g. beer bottles)
  • Cartons (e.g. flavoured milk)
  • Juice boxes and poppers

Most containers between 150ml and 3 litres are accepted and can get you a refund.

These containers are eligible under the ACT CDS so you will get a 10 cent refund for each one you return.

Ineligible containers - not refundable

  • Milk containers
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Pure juice containers over 1 litre
  • Cordial bottles

These containers are not eligible under the ACT CDS but can still be included in household recycling.

Not sure if your drink container is eligible?

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