Bottle Bill Resource Guide

Name of Program
Waste Management and Resource Recovery Amendment Bill 2017
Law Summary
"Objects of the bill are-

(a)   establish a cost effective container deposit scheme to assist the beverage   industry in reducing and dealing with waste generated by beverage product packaging; and

(b)    promote  the recovery,  reuse and recycling  of empty beverage containers." [1]

Date Implemented June 30, 2018
Containers Covered Containers 150ml-3L: aluminum, glass, HDPE, liquid paperboard, PET, steel
Beverages Not Covered

Wine; spirits; cordial and plain milk (or milk substitute) containers; flavored milk containers of ≥1L; pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of ≥1L; glass containers for wine and spirits; casks for wine or water ≥1L; sachets for wine of ≥250ml; containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices; registered health tonics. [2]

Deposit and Handling Fees

Deposit value: 0.10 AUD

Fees and Taxes 

Producer costs per container for the first three months of operation, including the 10cent deposit ($A0.10), based on overall recovery of between 70-72%, are: $A0.0994, $A0.10192 and $A0.10455

Unreclaimed Deposts Remains with the beverage industry
Program Success TBD


More Information

Collection network is predominantly manual depot based with a government preference for ‘face-to-face’ drop off facilities, replicating the South Australian scheme; as well as charity sector shop front drop offs and other social enterprise involvement. An additional three automated sites across the territory are also expected over time. Kerbside redemption will also be possible in which case the consumer forfeits the deposit and this is acquired by the MRF.