Enterprising youngsters like Noah Burgess would benefit from a cash for cans scheme promised by the state opposition.
The nine-year-old would love to make some extra pocket money and would happily collect cans after school or on weekends.
Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell said in addition to youngsters, community groups and the environment would b e the bigger winners under a container deposit scheme.
She said a Michael O'Brien-led Liberal National government would introduce the scheme, which would help reduce litter and help clubs and groups raise funds.
"Victorians have been calling for a cash for containers scheme for years, so we've listened and made this commitment," Ms Britnell said.
"In other states with a similar scheme, sporting and community groups have been the big winners - using the money to invest in new equipment and infrastructure."
Ms Britnell said it would mean less waste would go to land fill.
She said it would also be a new source of revenue for sporting and community groups. "Our cash for containers scheme will be designed in consultation with industry, including manufacturers, retailers and hospitality providers to maximise community benefits."
Ms Britnell said the cash for containers scheme would complete the Liberal Nationals' Zero to Landfill policy, which aims to stop household waste going to landfill by building a waste to energy facility.
"These are real solutions to the waste crisis which Victoria is facing," she said.
Mr O'Brien said Victorians clearly wanted a container deposit scheme. "Every other state has got one," he said.
"It's time that Victoria has one and I'll deliver it under a Liberal-Nationals government. What that means is less rubbish on the streets, on our beaches, on our parks and in our waterways."
The Labor state government is planning to introduce a container deposit scheme by 2023 but has confirmed almost no detail beyond that.
It would need to win the 2022 election to make good on that commitment.
Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio dismissed the opposition's pledge to introduce the recycling scheme. She told The Age the Andrews government had a "very strong agenda" on recycling, with a new policy announcement expected soon.