Container Deposit Schemes
- Western Australia

The Western Australian Container Deposit Scheme, Containers for Change, launched on 1 October 2020.

Western Australians can now take their empty beverage containers to a Containers for Change refund point and receive a 10 cents for every eligible container returned. Western Australia is the fifth state or territory to adopt a container deposit scheme, following the lead of South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.

The scheme’s objectives are to:

  • increase recovery and recycling of empty beverage containers
  • reduce the number of empty beverage containers that are disposed of as litter or to landfill
  • ensure that first responsible suppliers of beverage products take product stewardship responsibility
  • provide opportunities for social enterprise and benefits for community organisations
  • create opportunities for employment
  • complement existing collection and recycling activities for recyclable waste.

Containers for Change is operated by WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd. [WARRRL] – an independent not-for-profit company responsible for establishing the collection network and operating the scheme under government oversight. WARRRL was appointed on 18 July 2019 as the scheme coordinator for Containers for Change.

Further information about the Western Australia Container Deposit Scheme [CDS] can be found on the following websites:

State CDS Information for Manufacturers

Further information for beverage manufactures can be found on the Scheme Co-ordinators website

WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd [WARRL]
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