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Container Refund Scheme (CRS) – Revenue sharing arrangements

Monday, 23 September 2019

Several councils are experiencing considerable difficulty reaching agreement on revenue sharing arrangements with their respective material recovery facility (MRF) operators in relation to proceeds generated from the Container Refund Scheme (CRS). 

Several councils have been unable to secure new arrangements consistent with current transitional arrangements that allow for a 50% revenue sharing split (minus audit costs). 

Expiry of the transitional arrangements on 30 September would result in significant cost impacts to members, with several SEQ councils unable to reach agreement with their MRF operator i.e. VISY.  

On the 20 September 2019, the transitional arrangement provisions in the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Container Refund Scheme - Material Recovery Agreements) Amendment Regulation 2019, were extended to 31 December 2019, allowing more time to find a sustainable (default) arrangement.

The LGAQ continues to advocate on behalf of councils and work with the State Government to find a sustainable long-term solution beyond the 31 December 2019 deadline. Your contact for this matter is Robert Ferguson, Lead - Public Health and Waste 1300 542 700.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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