Container Deposit Schemes

The Australian Beverages Council is heavily involved in the development and implementation of Container Deposit Schemes across Australia.

Currently, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory have Container Deposit Schemes with the other States expected to follow in the coming years.

What is a Container Deposit Scheme?

Container Deposit Schemes are being established to help increase recycling and reduce the number of beverage containers that litter our environment.

The Australian Beverages Council supports efficient, industry-driven initiatives and schemes. It is the belief of our organisation that only the beverages industry can deliver low-cost schemes which have the least impact on manufacturers of all sizes while ensuring consumers are provided with convenient and easy-to-use Container Deposit Schemes.

CDS Information for Industry

The Australian Beverages Council will make available relevant Container Deposit Scheme industry forums and Member requirements, such as registration, available here as these become available.

Find out more about a Container Deposit Scheme

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Australian Capital Territory

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New South Wales

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, began rolling out across NSW on 1…

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Northern Territory

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Queensland

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South Australia

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Tasmania

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