Container Deposit Schemes
- New South Wales

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, began rolling out across NSW on 1 December 2017.

Most NSW beverage containers between 150 mL and 3 litres in volume are eligible for a 10-cent refund.

Containers ineligible for a refund under the NSW CDS

  • Containers that are not included in the Scheme and, therefore, do not qualify for a refund are
  • plain milk or milk substitute containers
  • flavoured milk containers of 1 litre or more
  • pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of 1 litre or more
  • glass containers for wine and spirits
  • casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine and casks for water of 1 litre or more
  • sachets for wine of 250 millilitres or more
  • containers for cordials, or concentrated fruit and vegetable juices
  • registered health tonics

These exceptions are like those in other State/Territory CDS.

There are more than 600 return points across NSW. Find a return point via the Return and Earn website.

State CDS Information for Manufacturers

Manufacturers should follow the link below for the latest information on CDS.

CDS Information PDFs
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