- State Government seeking scheme co-ordinator for Container Deposit Scheme
- Applications open until December 5, 2018
The McGowan Government is one step closer to the implementation of a container deposit scheme in Western Australia, with applications being sought for a scheme co-ordinator.
A request for applications has today been uploaded onto the Tenders WA website and will be open until December 5, 2018.
A scheme co-ordinator will be responsible for managing the scheme's finances, and establishing and operating the collection network. The successful applicant will be a not-for-profit company appointed by the Minister for Environment.
As well as diverting waste from landfill, the CDS is likely to boost employment, with as many as 500 jobs created at new container sorting and processing facilities and refund points across metropolitan and regional Western Australia.
WA's container deposit scheme is just part of the Government's strong commitment to waste reduction - which includes a ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags and a review of the State's waste strategy.
The scheme will commence in early 2020.
For more information, visit the Tenders WA website.
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"Western Australians are overwhelmingly in favour of a container deposit scheme in this State with 97 per cent of survey respondents supporting the scheme.
"The McGowan Government remains committed to the delivery of this election commitment, which is scheduled to commence in early 2020.
"Appointment of the scheme co-ordinator is a crucial step in the rollout of this container deposit scheme, and I look forward to working with the successful candidate to deliver the best scheme for all Western Australians."
Minister's office - 6552 5800