Container Deposit Scheme

Donate your refund to CNLC!

Exciting news – CNLC is registered as a charity partner with Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS)!

When returning eligible cans, cartons and bottles, Victorians are eligible for a 10-cent refund. Alternatively, you can donate the funds to a registered charity partner of your choice!

By returning your containers and donating to CNLC, you can have an even bigger positive impact on our environment while also supporting our critical work with the Carlton community.

Anyone in the North and West zones can donate their eligible bottles and cans directly to CNLC. CNLC supporters are most likely in the North zone.

To find out what you can return, check out the CDS website: most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150mL and 3 litres are eligible. You can keep the lids on, these are recycled too!

Download the CDS Vic North or CDS Vic West app.

Simply follow the steps listed below:

  • Open the appropriate app and create your personal profile
  • Look us up under the “Charities” or “Donations” Menu on the home page of the app (Type Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre)
  • Find the most convenient refund point using: 
  • Scroll down and press “Set as Payout” on our campaign/charity page
  • Scan the app at the machine & start returning bottles and cans
  • Press “TRANSFER” on the machine screen when finished!

100% of the refunds donated will be transferred to CNLC.