WA container deposit scheme legislation published


The WA Government is introducing a container deposit scheme to commence in early 2020.

A container deposit scheme allows consumers to take empty beverage containers covered by the scheme to a refund point to receive a refund of 10 cents.

The scheme has benefits including reducing litter, increasing recycling, protecting the environment and providing opportunities for social enterprise participation. It will complement the Litter Prevention Strategy for Western Australia 2015-20 and the waste strategy.

The scheme is intended complement kerbside recycling and existing waste services. The refund will encourage people to collect and recycle beverage containers consumed away from home.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit) Act 2019 and supporting regulations for the appointment of a Scheme Coordinator are now available.

The Act can be accessed here:

The regulations can be accessed here:

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Contact DWER:
Phone: 6364 7222