Container Deposit Scheme

22nd June 2017

Keep Australia Beautiful WA supports the efforts of individuals and organisations who are working to reduce litter in Western Australia.  

The Western Australian government has committed to implementing a container deposit scheme (CDS), whereby a monetary refund is given for returned containers. While South Australia has a long-standing container deposit scheme, this will see WA join other states like New South Wales and Queensland in planning a similar system.

Currently, the implementation and operation of CDS in Western Australia is being developed with a proposed 2019 start.  A discussion paper will be available in the coming months for the public to make comment on the container deposit scheme for Western Australia.