ELIGIBLE CONTAINERS

Beverage Container Type Container Size
Non-alcoholic Eligible* Excluded
fruit or vegetable juice – pure all materials
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • 1L or greater
milk – flavoured:
  • cow’s or other animal milk
  • soy or other plant-based milk
  • low fat milk
  • ultra heat-treated (UHT) milk, etc.
all materials
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • 1L or greater
soft drinks, carbonated all materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
soft drinks, non-carbonated:
  • energy drinks
  • fruit drinks
  • ready to drink cordials
  • sports drinks
  • vitamin drinks
all materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
water, intended for human consumption
  • plain
  • still or carbonated spring water
  • mineral water
aseptic packs/casks (made from cardboard, plastic or foil)
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • 1L or greater
all other materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
Alcoholic Eligible* Excluded
alcoholic beverages (non-grape) derived from fruit or other substances such as:
  • cider
  • alcoholic lemonade
  • plumwine
  • sake, etc.
all materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
beer/ale/stout all materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
pure spirituous liquor, distilled alcoholic beverage:
  • brandy
  • gin
  • rum
  • vodka
  • whisky
glass nil all containers
all other materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
wine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • beverage produced by the fermentation of grapes only
  • does not include grape juice which has not undergone fermentation process
glass nil
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
aluminium cans
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • 1L or greater
plastic
  • Less than 250ml
  • Less than 150mL
  • 250ml or greater
sachets
(plastic or foil)
  • Less than 250ml
  • Less than 150mL
  • 250ml or greater
aseptic packs/casks (cardboard, plastic or foil)
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • 1L or greater
Spirit-based, flavoured alcoholic beverage - any beverage that contains spirituous liquor plus additional beverages, ingredients or flavours:
  • alcopops
  • ready to drink alcoholic beverages (RTDs)
  • spirit-based beverages sold in casks
all materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
Wine-based, flavoured alcoholic beverage - any beverage that contains wine plus additional beverages, ingredients or flavours such as:
  • fruit flavoured wine
  • winecoolers
  • ready to drink alcoholic beverages (RTDs)
aseptic packs/casks (cardboard, plastic or foil)
  • Less than 1L
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L
all other materials
  • 3L or less
  • Less than 150mL
  • Greater than 3L

* Most aluminium, glass, PET, HDPE, steel and paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L will be eligible.

EXCLUDED CONTAINERS

Beverage Container Type
any beverage
  • all containers less than 150ml
  • all containers greater than 3L
cordial or syrups– concentrated/undiluted
  • all containers
fruit or vegetable juice – concentrated, intended to be diluted
  • all containers
fruit or vegetable juice – pure
  • all containers less than 150ml
  • all containers greater than 3L
health tonics – registered
  • all containers
milk – plain unflavoured
  • all containers
milk – flavoured
  • all containers less than 150ml
  • all containers greater than 3L
wine
  • all glass bottles/containers