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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

NSW container deposit scheme

The NSW Government's Container Deposit Scheme will roll out across the state from 1 December 2017.

Implementation has been extended (from July 2017) to ensure the best possible scheme for NSW that meets community expectations.

See the Environment Minister's media release for more information: Container Deposit Scheme extension (PDF 59KB).

Public exhibition

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on a proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

The amendment will allow minor and low impact recycling equipment such as reverse vending machines, to be exempt development (no planning or building approval required).

You can have your say by visiting the Planning and Environment consultation webpage until 26 April 2017.

Page last updated: 29 March 2017