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NSW Container Deposit Scheme

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme launched 1 December 2017.

What does this mean for the ACT?
The ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) legislation has been passed in the Legislative Assembly and the ACT CDS will start in early 2018.

Can I claim eligible containers in NSW?
NSW residents are able to claim 10 cents for every eligible container in the NSW regions surrounding the ACT.

Will beverage prices go up in the ACT on 1 December 2017?
Beverage prices in NSW will rise from 1 December 2017 with the commencement of the NSW CDS. Prices in the Territory are anticipated to rise once the ACT’s CDS commences in early 2018.

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