Why CDL is Effective

South Australia leads the nation in the recovery, recycling and litter reduction of beverage containers with a current, overall return rate of 79.9%. 

In 2015–16, more than 582 million containers (43,165 tonnes) were recovered by collection depots for recycling. This means that $58 million was refunded to the community during that period.

With the refund scheme, beverage containers make up only 2.9% of litter.  In the May 2017 Litter Count, only 278 Beverage Container items were counted (out of total litter count of 9,354 items across 151 SA sites.) 

CDL is also a great opportunity for sporting clubs, community organisations, schools, disadvantaged and charities to fundraise.