|Law Summary||Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit Scheme) Regulations 2019 (outlines the framework of the scheme as described under Part 5A of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007)|
|Date Implemented||Passed in 2019, Implemented 01 October 2020|
Beverages >150 mL and ≤1L:
Beverages >150 mL and ≤3L:
|Beverages Not Covered||
|Amount of Deposit||
|Fees and Taxes||
Supplier Material Fees (2020) :
Not yet available
Western Australia's container deposit scheme, known as Containers For Change, began on 01 October, 2020. Prior to its implementation, its original start date was 01 June, 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions.  Most aluminum, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard containers between 150mL and 3L are eligible for a refund under the container deposit scheme. Consumers may drop off their containers at a return point, where they can receive or donate their refunds in the following ways :
- Electronic Fund Transfer (if signed up, the refund is sent straight to your nominal bank account)
- Cash (claim a cash refund immediately upon return)
- Retail cash vouchers (receive the refund in a voucher usable at certain, limited return points)
- Donate (Give the refund to a local charity or community group by inputting their scheme ID)
 "List of beverage containers included in the container deposit scheme." Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
 "FAQS: What are the cost for me as a first responsible supplier?" WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd. 2020
 "WA Container Deposit Scheme." Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
 "Containers for Change: How it Works." Western Australia Return Recycle Renew, 2020.
Last updated on: 11/20/2020