Suppliers and retailers

Beverage suppliers and retailers both play important roles in the ACT CDS.

Suppliers

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 info@exchangeforchange.com.au. 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

Retailers

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.


Supplier resources

By downloading and using this toolkit you agree to the terms of use: Material must not be altered. Information may only be added into the editable fields, where provided.


Supplier registration

If you have previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme you will not be required to upload photo ID provided your nominated signatories remain the same
If you have previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme as a Supplier, please provide your Supply Arrangement Number
If a registered company with more than one director, please enter the name of a second director or company secretary who will sign documents on behalf of the company. If a registered company with a sole director/secretary, please enter the name of the person nominated to witness the signature of the first signatory. If an individual, please enter the name of the person nominated to witness the signature of the first signatory
Choose file
if
  • you have not previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme; or
  • you have previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme but your nominated signatories have changed
please upload photo ID for the first signatory as outlined in the FAQ pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png or bmp files of less than 5MB in size
Choose file
if
  • you have not previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme; or
  • you have previously signed up to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme but your nominated signatories have changed
please upload photo ID for the second signatory as outlined in the FAQ pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png or bmp files of less than 5MB in size

If you are unable to submit this form, please check that all fields marked with a * have been completed.


Get in contact

If you have any questions or need our help, please call us on 1800 813 887 between 9am and 5pm (EST), Monday to Friday or send us an email.