Ballarat's automated collection depotis located at 8 Butt Street, Canadian.
An automated collection point can process 100 containers per minute and provide a cash refund on the spot.
Our depot is a drive through and allows people to unload their containers in an undercover area out of the elements.
fruit or vegetable juice
Soft drink, beer
& mixed spirit cans
Beer & mixed
spirit glass bottle
Soft drink &
What are your operating hours?
Monday - Wednesday: 8am to 3pm
Thursday - Saturday: 8am to 4pm
What happens if I bring in an ineligible item?
Unfortunately, we can't accept items that are listed as ineligible on the cdsvic.org.au website. You will need to take these items with you and dispose of them in your general recycling bins through the Council collection.
I'm a restaurant, club or pub in Ballarat - can I get in on this action?
You sure can. We're about to launch a delivery/collection service to commercial customers. We'll launch this service in December 2023, but in the interim you can contact us here for more information.
And, I get my refund on the spot?
Yes. We provide cash refunds for all eligible containers returned to us.
But I heard I need to use a voucher to redeem my money at a supermarket..
A Reverse Vending Machine (the ones that look like shipping containers) provide customers with a voucher that they need to take to a supermarket to redeem their cash.