Get your business involved

The ACT CDS is a great way for businesses to reduce waste management costs, increase recycling, and get employees involved in raising funds for a good cause. Businesses play a key role in returning large volumes of drink containers through the ACT CDS leading to better environmental and social outcomes for the community. 

Recycling through the ACT CDS in three easy steps


Download our toolkit and set up your fundraising account to get your business recycling and fundraising through the ACT CDS. 

Collect eligible drink containers from your business and drop off at a ACT CDS return point.

Collect your refunds – these can be donated to a good cause using your fundraising account.

Fill out the online form below to download the business toolkit. The toolkit guide (.pdf, 2.9MB) is available. This toolkit provides helpful information and material you can use to support your activity.

The benefits for your business of recycling and fundraising with the ACT CDS

1. Employee engagement. Get everyone at your work involved in recycling their drink containers as a fun and rewarding team effort that you all feel proud of.

2. Demonstrate your business’ green credentials. Recycling through the ACT CDS highlights your commitment to the environment. Funds raised through the 10 cent refunds can be donated to local charities or other causes to further showcase your dedication to making the world a better place.

3. Reduce waste management costs. Sorting your eligible containers from the rest of your recycling helps reduce your collection costs.

Need some help moving those drink containers?

The ACT CDS’s network operator, Return-It, has a free trailer hire program for communities and businesses. The trailer is ideal if you need to return a lot of containers in one go.

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