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Eligible containers

Which drink containers are included?

As part of the scheme, you can receive a refund for most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L.

After a period of transition, all eligible drink containers will have to display a refund marking that will make it easy to see which containers can be returned for a refund.

The below pictures show some of the types of drink containers which are included in the scheme.

Which drink containers are excluded?

A number of drink containers are not eligible for a refund under the scheme. These include:

  • plain milk containers
  • glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
  • large containers (1L or more) which have contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water
  • cordial or vegetable juice containers
  • sachets above 250ml which have contained wine
  • registered health tonics.

All containers that are smaller than 150mL and bigger than 3L will not be eligible for a refund.

The below pictures show some of the types of drink containers which are excluded from the scheme.