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!

  • Soft drink cans
  • Beer and soft drink bottles
  • Milk and juice cartons

These include most glass, plastic, aluminium, steel and paper-based cartons that are between 150 millilitres and 3 litres.

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, pure juice and cordial containers that are 1 litre or more
  • Wine and spirit bottles
  • 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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