There are some beverage containers that are not eligible for a refund. Generally excluded containers are those that are less than 150ml and greater than 3L. Other excluded containers include:
- Any plain milk containers
- Any glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
- Containers 1L or more which have contained flavoured milk, pure fruit or vegetable juice, cask wine or cask water
- Concentrated/undiluted cordial or syrup containers
- Sachets above 250ml which have contained wine
- Registered health tonics
Excluded containers, such as plain milk bottles and glass wine bottles, can still be recycled through existing kerbside collection or drop-off servicesWhat condition do the containers need to be in to be eligible?
Containers must be empty. You don’t have to rinse each container but it will help you store them cleanly before returning them. Caps should also be removed from bottles.
Crushed eligible cans or plastic bottles can be returned to a community Drop and go bin or our Paget depot, providing that they can be recognised as being an eligible container. For safety reasons, glass bottles need to be whole and intact.
Can we refuse to not take your containers?
Yes. There are several reasons why a we may refuse to accept your containers, including because:
- They are contaminated (i.e. contain sand or dirt, paint, petrol, noxious substances etc.)
- The container is not recognisable as an eligible container (i.e. crushed beyond recognition or broken in the case of glass)
- The container is not eligible under the Scheme
- We have reason to believe the container has already been redeemed or has been deposited from any kerbside recycling operator
- If a person refuses to complete a declaration when asked to do so by the container refund point.