Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme


VicReturn is the scheme coordinator appointed to oversee Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme. They work with the government and partners to play a key role in transforming Victoria’s waste and recycling system. Motivated to help keep beverage containers out of landfills, VicReturn are creating clean streams of recycled materials to help build a circular economy in Victoria.

The objectives are:

  • Increase recovery and recycling of empty beverage containers
  • Reduce the number of empty beverage containers that are disposed of as litter or landfill
  • Ensure that first suppliers of beverage products take product stewardship responsibility
  • Provide opportunities for social enterprise and benefits for community organisations
  • Create opportunities for employment
  • Complement existing collection and recycling activities for recyclable waste

Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers