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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. Not using a prohibited (ring-pull) lid (metal cans only)

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

Container Approval Fee Reduction and Fee Cap Removal

On 12 April 2019, the Container Application Approval Fee was reduced from $80 to $13.70; and the fee cap was removed. These changes were made in response to recommendations made by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).