20 November 2017
ACT Container Deposit Scheme—ACT residents may access NSW Scheme commencing 1 December 2017
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Beverage containers make up a large volume of litter across Australia. A Container Deposit Scheme will commence in the ACT in early 2018, similar to the schemes which already exist in the South Australia and the Northern Territory.
More information on the ACT Container Deposit Scheme can be viewed on the ACT Government's website YourSay at: yoursay.act.gov.au/act-container-deposit-scheme
Jervis Bay Territory residents will be able to access NSW's scheme, Return and Earn, in NSW once it commences on 1 December 2017. Most beverage containers will be eligible for a 10-cent refund and more than 500 collection points will be established across NSW. In NSW, reverse vending machines will be rolled out at participating Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets.
More information on the NSW Return and Earn scheme can be viewed on the NSW Government's website at: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn
Jervis Bay Territory Administration
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development