Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Regulations pave way for Container Deposit Scheme in June 2020

    17/12/2019 12:35 PM
    • Regulations for WA's Container Deposit Scheme are complete
    • Implementation phase now in full swing
    • 'Containers for Change' to provide a 10-cent refund for every eligible beverage container from June 2, 2020 

    The regulations for Western Australia's Container Deposit Scheme, 'Containers for Change', are now complete.


    The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2019 were published in the Government Gazette today, detailing the legislative provisions for the scheme's commencement.


    The regulations set out rules for the scheme co-ordinator, participants, refunds, and eligible containers.


    'Containers for Change' now moves into full implementation phase in readiness for the June 2, 2020 start date.


    People will receive a 10-cent refund when they return eligible beverage containers to refund points throughout the State.


    More than 170 refund points will be in place by June 2020, and at least 229 points will be in place by the end of the scheme's first year.


    The scheme will help create around 500 jobs across the State, and support employment of people with disability and the long-term unemployed.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The McGowan Government is working to deliver the best Container Deposit Scheme in the nation, with more refund points per person than any scheme in Australia.


    "With the legislation now complete, we move into full implementation in preparation for the launch of the scheme."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800