Attention NSW Customers: NSW Container Deposit Scheme

31st August 2017

Please be aware that the NSW Government will roll out their proposed ‘Return and Earn’ scheme from 1 December.

Information is being released by the EPA as and when it becomes available, which is making it difficult for us to fully understand the impacts.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with all of the legislation and compliance requirements and not rely on Metcash to be your only source of information for this industry-wide scheme.

Notable impacts will be in the areas of pricing and advertising. We will advise over the next 1-2 weeks with detail on how this will be approached.

Please note that this will affect all of NSW, and whilst the scheme excludes the ACT and other states at this stage, it may still impact any businesses who trade close to state borders, as well as those located in NSW.

For further information on the scheme, please click here to visit the EPA website.