Bottle Bill Resource Guide

The Western Australian Government is introducing a statewide container deposit scheme.

Consumers will be able to get a 10 cent refund on all eligible beverage containers – plastic and glass bottles, paper-board cartons, and steel and aluminium cans between 150 millilitres and three litres. Examples of eligible beverage containers include:

  • soft drink cans and bottles;
  • bottled waters – both plastic and glass;
  • small flavoured milk drinks;
  • beer and cider cans and bottles; and
  • sports drinks and spirit-based mixed drinks.


Beverage containers included in the scheme will carry a refund mark to identify them to consumers. The refund will be 10c.

Western Australia’s container deposit scheme is expected to start on 2 June 2020.1


1. "WA's New container deposit scheme to launch on June 2, 2020". Government of Western Australia, last updated 18 July, 2019.