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Container Deposit Scheme at Community Events EOI

Published: Thursday, 20 December 2018 at 12:56:42 PM

The State Government is committed to implementing a Western Australian Container Deposit Scheme by early 2020. In recognition of the need to actively engage the community prior to the implementation of the Scheme, the State Government has provided WALGA with funding to undertake Container Deposit Schemes (CDS) at community events in 2019 and early 2020.

This funding will allow the Association to work with Local Governments to provide the community with access to, and a greater understanding of, the coming Container Deposit Scheme. These events will be held in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. The Association will also work with the CDS Scheme Coordinator, once this organisation is appointed. Through the events, community members and groups will be able to access 10c per eligible container collected at the event.


WALGA is aiming to run at least one CDS at a community event per month. With funding from the State Government, WALGA will provide all equipment for the stand, signage for the event, the refunds for containers collected and staffing. 

The Local Government, or organisation hosting the event, will need to:

  • Provide a location at the event (at least 4m x 4m) for the CDS stand
  • Provide free entry to the event for WALGA staff / volunteers operating the CDS stand
  • Work with WALGA to ensure the containers collected are recycled (including provision of recycling bins where applicable)
  • Work with WALGA to promote the opportunity prior to and during the event (e.g. via Social Media / announcements / bin signage).

Register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest and return to Rebecca Brown by close of business Friday 15 February 2019.

Events occurring in January and February 2019, before the closing date for this EOI, will be considered.  

For more information contact Rebecca Brown, Manager Waste and Recycling on 9213 2063 or 0407 477 074.

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