CDS Exchange for Change

Exchange for Change is the scheme coordinator of the largest litter reduction programs undertaken in NSW and the ACT: the NSW Return and Earn scheme and the ACT Container Deposit Scheme.

As scheme coordinator, Exchange for Change is responsible for managing both schemes’ finances, collecting contributions from beverage suppliers and distributing money to network operators and other scheme participants. Exchange for Change is also responsible for governance and risk management, and educating the community.

Return and Earn and the ACT CDS are based on recognising the responsibility that the beverage industry shares with the community for reducing and dealing with waste generated by beverage product packaging.

Exchange for Change is a joint venture of five of Australia’s beverage companies: Asahi Beverages, Carlton & United Breweries, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coopers Brewery and Lion. Together, these companies have more than 40 years of experience in managing container refund programs in Australia.

This website provides information to scheme participants: first suppliers of eligible beverages; and material recovery facility (MRF) operators and local government.

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss how we can work together to deliver a successful scheme for the community. You can also call us on 1800 813 887.