Which containers are eligible for a refund?
To check if a container qualifies for a refund, look for the ’10c’ mark on it.
Drink containers ranging from 150ml to 3 litres are eligible for a 10-cent refund if they’re made from:
- PET clear/coloured
- Aluminium cans
- Liquid paperboard (small juice boxes or flavoured milk containers).
Containers must be in good shape.
Containers cannot be crushed, or damaged, and the label or barcode should still be intact.
Which containers are ineligible for a refund?
Any container outside the 150ml-3L range probably can’t be returned. Non-beverage containers such as shampoo and detergent bottles, and things like wine, plain milk cartons and cordial bottles cannot be returned. These include:
- Plain milk containers
- Cordial, syrup, concentrated fruit, or vegetable juice bottles
- Glass containers that contained wine or pure spirits
- Large containers (1 litre or more) that contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water
- Registered health tonics
- Highly contaminated aluminium such as pet food, tuna tins, or alfoil trays.