Most beverage containers, made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard, between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a 10c refund when returned to a TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine. You can look up if a container is eligible here.
Do not crush your containers or remove the labels as the scanners will need to identify the shape, label and barcode to register your refund. 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.
This program targets containers that are likely to be consumed outside of the house.
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.
Containers that are smaller than 150mL or bigger than 3L will not be eligible for a refund. The ineligible containers will still be able to be recycled through your local kerbside bins.