You can make a whole lot of cents – and dollars – by dropping off empty drink cans and bottles at your nearest collection depot.
You'll receive a 10-cent refund for each individual item you drop off. If you’re unsure whether a refund applies, simply check the label or see this link for what items are accepted.
South Australia successfully introduced the container deposit scheme in 1977 as a way to reduce litter, increase resource recovery and reduce waste going to landfill.
Make sure you follow these Recycling SA guidelines before dropping items off:
- Containers, bags, bins or crates should not be too heavy
- Ensure there is no liquid left in any cans or bottles
- Remove all bottle tops.
Used drink bottles and cans can also go in your yellow-lid recycling bin.
Getting refunds at depots FAQs
How to recycle bottle tops