Container deposit scheme infrastructure grants

The program provides funding for the purchase of infrastructure to assist with establishing CDS collection depots or collection points throughout the Northern Territory (NT).

Up to $30,000 is available to buy equipment or infrastructure. Higher levels of funding may be available where you can show exceptional benefits to the community.

Collection depot

A collection depot is a facility for handling regulated containers where 10 cents is paid for each container received.

You must request approval from the NT EPA to start a depot.

Read more about environment approvals and licences.

Collection point

A collection point can be set up at a school, sporting club or another place where containers are collected to raise funds for the organisation. The containers are then taken to a depot. to collect the refund.

Who can apply

Any incorporated organisation can apply for funding to start a collection point or depot in the Northern Territory

  • private businesses
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • schools and training providers
  • industry bodies or associations
  • local government.

You can't apply if you have un-acquitted funding from a previous NT EPA or NT Government grant.

When you can apply

Applications for the 2018/2019 Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants are no longer being accepted.

How to apply

All applications to be submitted using Grants Tracker.

For further information on how to lodge an application, what is expected in an application and to review the selection criteria review the Grant Guidelines.

If you need help using Grants Tracker call (08) 8924 4002.


For more information email or call 8924 4002

Last updated: 15 March 2019