WA container deposit scheme will boast 200 collection points

Western Australia’s new container deposit scheme will have 200 refund points – including depots, reverse vending machines, bag drops, and pop-ups – when it is launched on 1 October.

Announcing the details last week, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said 35 per cent of refund points will be operated by social enterprises and not-for-profits, 15 per cent by local governments, and the remaining 50 per cent by commercial operators, including many local small businesses.

In all, 74 operators will be involved in the CDS, which Mr Dawson is claiming will the “most diversely operated refund point network in Australia”.  

People returning their eligible drink containers will be able to receive their container refunds in cash, via direct bank deposit, or to donate refunds to a community group or charity.

Click here for locations, opening hours and details about the 200 refund points.

In related news, the WA Government has released a discussion paper as part of a review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007.

The review will consider the effectiveness of the legislation in meeting its objectives for reducing waste and encouraging resource recovery and its alignment to the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.