In 2017, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) established working groups to inform the design and implementation of Western Australia’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

David Stout, Manager of Policy with the National Retail Association, has represented retailer interests throughout the consultation process and continues to represent retailers as a key member of the WA CDS Advisory Group and Technical Working Group.

The Western Australian state government plans to implement a Container Deposit Scheme by January 2019 to complement existing recycling programs and provide additional facilities and incentives for people to recycle.

The success of this scheme will require a large degree of buy-in from consumers, retailers, suppliers, and collection, waste and recycling industries.


Get involved

The CDS Advisory Group meets approximately every six weeks in Perth. Members who are interested in being involved in the discussion, or attending meetings, are encouraged to contact David Stout at