You can now support Geckos by using our Partner ID at your collection point. You can donate the 10c per container refund and help fund things like teaching material, theater project 2024, new books for the library etc., one container at a time.
Scan our barcode when returning eligible containers... Geckos gets your donation!
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A better way to recycle drink containers in Victoria!
On 1 November 2023 Victoria’s container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, commenced. The scheme rewards Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return.
It is part of important work that is transforming Victoria’s waste and recycling system.
CDS Vic provides shared benefits to the community, environment and economy by delivering:
more and better recycling
less waste - old containers become new ones
less litter - cut by up to half
hundreds of new jobs and economic opportunities across Victoria
opportunities for charities, community groups, environmental organisations, sports and educational organisations to raise funds
a cleaner, greener state.
Check out Alexander trying out the donation system!
How it works!
Participants purchase a drink.
Participants return their empty drink container to one of over 600 planned refund points across Victoria.
Participants receive a 10-cent refund for every suitable eligible container they return. Participants can choose to keep the funds or donate to a participating charity, community group, environmental group, educational organisation, or sports group.
Returned containers are then given a new lease on life. The material is recycled and remanufactured into a new product, saving it from landfill or littering the environment.