On Wednesday 11 April, MGA attended an industry information session in Canberra, where the ACT Government, Scheme Co Ordinator Exchange for Change and Network operator Re.Group revealed the details of the pending Container Deposit Scheme.
Proposed commencement date is 30 June 2018
Costs for the scheme in the ACT: All containers will be charged at 9.940 cents for July, 10.192 cents in August and 10.445 cents in September
Containers can be returned on the same date as any potential price change comes into effect
Scheme prices are lower in the first three months, so true up adjustments are expected to be smaller
Crushed and damaged containers can be returned
There will be two collection point formats, 1. Depots – standalone businesses
– 300-600 sqm premises
– 3-8 Staff
– Cash payment if required
Targeting at least six collection points from commencement of 30 June, with 10 – 15 within 12 months.
2. Express – Cashless simple business model
– Minimal labour
– Fast, easy, convenient for customers
The majority of collection points will be based on the express format – please refer to the web address at the bottom of this article for more information.
As the refund system is not bar code dependent, ineligible containers as well as product packaging material such as cardboard, will be accepted at collection points.
All collection points will be approved and licenced by the ACT Government
MGA will be working with ACT Government in the development of a consumer point of sale information pack and an in-store signage kit for use by retailers.
For more information, please refer the the below presentations - alternatively please give MGA a call on 1800 888 479 with your query.