Cans Deposit Refund Halved in Container Depost Scheme

Posted on March 29, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Cans cash halved | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia |

The new scheme in Australia’s Northern Territory is settling in and some people are finding there has to be a change in the way they think.  Yes a container has a 10 cent refund available, but if you want a private contractor to come and pick you containers up from you office to take to a refund facility, then you should expect them to charge for the service.  Either via a flat charge per load or a reduced deposit refund per container.  This is exactly how a container refund system is meant to work.  It puts in incentives for the containers to be recovered by the public or industry for a fee and returned for recycling.  Either way it achieves the result of getting our recycling up form 25% to over 80% on average.