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NEW nsw container deposit scheme PORTAL RESOURCES

Exchange for Change (EfC) has developed a new, more user-friendly reporting portal, making it easier and faster for suppliers, exporters and material recovery facility (MRF) operators to contribute to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

Step-by-step ‘how-to’ guides on how to use the new portal are available, including details on how to login and how to report data:

How to guide for suppliers (.pdf, 480kb)

How to guide for exporters (.pdf, 512kb)

How to guide for material recovery facilities (.pdf, 630kb)

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or need assistance accessing the new portal, or have any feedback you would like to share, please contact EfC at portalsupport@exchangeforchange.com.au or call 1800 813 887.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SUPPLIERS

STEPS TO REGISTERING AS A SUPPLIER IN THE NSW CDS

  1. Check (.pdf, 117kb) whether you qualify as a drinks supplier under the Return and Earn supplier guidelines;
  2. Sign-up to become a Return and Earn supplier;
  3. Register your drinks containers.

SUPPLIER AGREEMENTS

You’ll find the following documents and links handy when registering to be a supplier:

Below are links to the Supply Arrangement, Supplier Side Deed, and Accession Deed Poll, which all suppliers need to sign. These are for your review purposes only, as the versions you will sign will be signed electronically in accordance with these instructions. In addition, below are links to the Scheme Payments and Contribution Methodology and the Common Dispute Deed, which are referenced in the arrangements.

The Scheme Payments and Contribution Methodology is a public document that provides the methodology of payments to various scheme participants. This document can be amended as follows:

  • The State may amend the Scheme Payments and Contribution Methodology after consultation with the Scheme Coordinator and the Network Operator
  • If this happens, EfC must notify all Suppliers of the change within 3 business days of receiving a notice from the State and publish the amended Scheme Payments and Contribution Methodology.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EXPORTERS

EXPORT PROCESS

Exporting businesses can claim a rebate for containers that are eligible for the NSW CDS, purchased in NSW and exported outside NSW to be sold in other states or overseas.

Exporters can only claim the rebate for containers that are already part of the NSW CDS. To do this, businesses need to enter into an export arrangement with EfC, by:

  • Reading the fact-sheet (.pdf, 167KB) that summarises the steps required to claim the rebate on eligible drink containers exported out of NSW;
  • Registering as an exporter by completing the sign-up form;
  • Signing an Exporter Deed Poll (.pdf, 145KB) and adhering to the guidance set out in the Container Export Protocol (.pdf, 411KB).

RULES TO CLAIM EXPORTS FROM NSW VIA AIRLINE OR CRUISE SHIPS

Airline and cruise ship industries can claim refunds on beverage containers through the NSW scheme based on the following rules:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR Material recovery facilities (mrf)

MRF operators can refer to the MRF Protocol which sets out the methodology for processing refunds under the NSW CDS. Additional information is also available on the NSW EPA website.

QUESTIONS

Should you have questions about any of the above or the NSW CDS, please do not hesitate to contact EfC on 1800 813 887 or info@exchangeforchange.com.au.