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The Portal

This NSW CDS Container Approval Portal is for “first suppliers” in NSW to register eligible beverage containers for EPA approval.

Please refer to the EPA Website for information about eligible beverage containers and who should obtain the container approval.

Container Compliance Deadline – 1 December 2019

A two-year transition period has been in place since the scheme commenced on 1 December 2017. The transition period was established to give suppliers two years to make the necessary changes to cans, labels and barcodes to comply with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit Scheme) Regulation 2017 (the Regulation). On 1 December 2019, the transition period ends.

From 1 December 2019 all eligible containers supplied in NSW must be compliant with the Regulation by:

  1. Showing the NSW refund marking
  2. Complying with the barcode requirement
  3. Metal cans must not use a prohibited removable ring-pull lid (with exception to cans approved with this lid type before 1 December 2019)

For more information, please refer to the Supplier Obligations Fact Sheet and the EPA Website.

Supply Arrangement Number (SAN) Requirement

To sell eligible beverages in NSW Suppliers must first register with the Scheme Coordinator, Exchange for Change to obtain a SAN and if necessary, enter into a supply arrangement.

Should you have any questions relating to registering as a Supplier with Exchange for Change you can call 02 9119 8810 or email: info@exchangeforchange.com.au