Suppliers of eligible beverages into the ACT need to enter into a Supply Arrangement with the scheme coordinator, Exchange for Change ACT, and contribute towards the Scheme. The financial contribution each supplier makes will be in proportion with their share of the eligible containers sold within ACT.
If you are a Supplier into NSW and have already entered into a NSW Supply Arrangement with Exchange for Change, you will need to sign up for ACT CDS as well.
To find more information on the Scheme you can also see the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Amendment ACT 2017 and the Waste Management and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2018 (No 1) .
Verification of container registrations
Suppliers of containers into the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are required to confirm that their containers are registered with the Scheme Coordinator, Exchange for Change prior to supply. To ease the administrative burden on Suppliers, the ACT CDS has been structured to accept container registrations from other Australian jurisdictions that have implemented a similar scheme. At this stage, these jurisdictions are South Australia (SA), Northern Territory (NT) and New South Wales (NSW).
If you are relying on a New South Wales registration for your container approvals in the ACT you do not need to take any further action as Exchange for Change has the full list of containers currently registered in New South Wales. To search the NSW database to confirm container registrations please click here
If you are relying on a registration from South Australia or the Northern Territory, please e-mail the details or your registration through to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then confirm the registration with the relevant authority. We will require the following information:
- the jurisdiction of registration (SA or NT)
- the registration number
- the name of the product covered by the registration (e.g. ABC Cola)
- the barcode (if you have one)
- the container material (glass, HDPE, PET, LPB, aluminium, etc.)
- the container volume (e.g. 375ml)
- the name of your organisation e.g. ABC Beverages
We’ve created this toolkit for retailers involved in the scheme to help explain the CDS to customers, including where and how they can get a refund. Download the retailer toolkit below.
- Definition of a Supplier into ACT CDS PDF - 99 KB
- Exchange for Change newsletter PDF - 247 KB
- CDS pricing guide PDF - 120 KB