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Industry Information and Approvals

CDS Coordinators in the NT

Coordinator Contact Phone E-mail
NT Coordinators Pty Ltd Trevor Hockley 08 8376 0555 ntcoord@gibsonpartners.com.au
Envirobank NT Pty Ltd Narelle Anderson 02 8207 0188 admin@envirobank.com.au
Statewide Recycling Richard Byerlee 08 8341 2511 sales@statewiderecycling.com.au
Northern Territory Recycling Services Pty Ltd Leon Schulz 08 8941 2721
0437 321 307
coordinator@ntrs.com.au
Marine Stores Pty Ltd Gerry Doran 0407 977 596 admin@marinestores.com.au

Container Deposit Scheme Approvals

Under the Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2014, an application for a CDS approval must be made to the NT EPA. This includes:

  • Supply Approvals;
  • Collection Approvals; and
  • Coordinator Approvals;


Completed applications can be forwarded to:

containerdeposit@nt.gov.au  (preferred)  or

NT Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT, 0801

Supply Approvals

Under Part 2 of the Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2014  beverage manufacturers or first importers of regulated containers are required to hold a supply approval issued by the NT EPA.  

A supply approval for a container will only be issued if the NT EPA has approved a waste management arrangement that deals with the requirements of section 11 of the Act. The NT EPA must be satisfied that the container material (including the label) is suitable for recycling, reuse or other appropriate disposal and that the container bears the following approved refund marking:

10c refund at SA/NT collection depots in State/Territory of purchase; or
10c refund at collection depots when sold in NT.

Please see below for further information regarding submitting an application for a supply approval:\


It is an offence against section 13 of the Act for a person to supply a beverage in a regulated container to a beverage retailer for sale by the retailer unless the container is an approved container.

It is an offence against section 14 of the Act for a beverage retailer to sell a beverage in a regulated container unless the container is an approved container.

Container Deposit Scheme Coordinators

Under the Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2014  an approval is required to operate as a CDS Coordinator in the NT. The coordinator approval will only be issued if the NT EPA has approved a waste management arrangement that deals with the requirements of section 11 (WMA's generally) and section 12 (coordinator management) of the Act.

Please see below for further information regarding submitting an application for a coordinator approval;


Collection Depots

Under the Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2014  an approval is required to operate as a Collection Depot in the NT. A collection depot approval will only be issued if the NT EPA has approved a waste management arrangement that deals with the requirements of section 11 of the Act.  In deciding the application, the NT EPA will take into account the proposed location of the collection depot and must be satisfied that the depot will be accessible to the general public in its proposed location and open on a consistent and regular basis (section 24B)

Please see below for further information regarding submitting an application for a collection depot approval:


Retailers

Under the CDS retailers are required to ensure that beverage containers they sell have been approved. Retailers are under no obligation to accept delivery of empty containers or pay the refund amount in exchange for delivered containers. If a retailer elects to do so or wishes to operate a revere sending machine, they are required to obtain a collection depot approval.

It is an offence against section 13 of the Act for a person to supply a beverage in a regulated container to a beverage retailer for sale by the retailer unless the container is an approved container. 

Further, it is an offence against section 14 of the Act for a beverage retailer to sell a beverage in a regulated container unless the container is an approved container.

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