Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund. You can also identify eligible containers by their refund mark, which manufacturers must include on all eligible containers by 1 June 2022.
Handy tip: make sure your containers are empty and the lids are off! Lids are a different type of plastic and can’t be recycled with the containers.
At the moment, we are focussed on containers people commonly drink from when they are out and about, rather than those they drink from at home.
Because of this, containers for cordial, plain milk, wine and pure spirits are not currently accepted. Flavoured milk in 1L or more, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine and cask water are also excluded.
These containers can be recycled in your normal kerbside recycling, or through drop-off services.
You can find a detailed list of containers on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s website here.