NSW to introduce 10c refunds for drink containers and cans

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 9th May 2016

Plastic BottlesThe NSW State Government yesterday confirmed the introduction of 10 cent refunds for drink containers and cans.

The refund scheme will apply to most drink containers between 150ml and three litres displaying NSW container deposit scheme labelling.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said the scheme will make a major contribution to reducing litter in the state.

“The scheme we are announcing today is the single largest initiative ever undertake to reduce litter in NSW,” Premier Baird said.

“Giving people a financial incentive to do the right thing and recycle drink containers will help to significantly reduce the estimated 160 million drink containers littered every year,” Baird stated.

Premier Baird is aiming to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.

Consumers will be able to receive their refund at collection depots, reverse-vending machines and pop-up sites.

A commencement date for the scheme is yet to be announced.