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CDS Discussion Paper Released!

Posted on: Tuesday, 29 August 2017 at 10:45:25 AM

The State Government has committed to implementing a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in Western Australia by early 2019.  On Monday 28 August, Premier Mark McGowan and Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Minister for Environment; Disability Services released a Discussion Paper on the CDS for Western Australia. The Discussion Paper is available from

The release of the Discussion Paper is the first stage in gathering feedback on the Scheme.

Representatives from the Department will be participating in a panel session on Container Deposit Schemes at the Waste and Recycle Conference, on Friday 15 September.  A formal request has been made to the Minister that consultation on the detailed metrics of the Scheme occurs in regional areas.

For more information view the WALGA InfoPage.

Local Government feedback can be provided directly to the Department by COB Monday 23 October, and/or WALGA by COB Monday 2 October.

The Department is also gathering feedback directly from the community via an online survey

For further information, or to contribute feedback to the WALGA Submission, please contact Heather Squire, Waste Management Specialist on 9213 2069 or email

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