Scheme Initiators

The following organisations have submitted letters of support of the scheme design which will accompany the application for authorisation to the ACCC. We continue to add to this list as we receive letters of support and will continue to so until the ACCC application is lodged in the second half of February.   Initiators include:

Industry Associations
The following industry-wide organisations have expressed their support for the Scheme design on behalf of their members.

  • Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
  • Australian Battery Industry Association
  • Australian Mobile¬†Telecommunications Association (MobileMuster)
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Clean Energy Council
  • Consumers Federation of Australia
  • Electric Vehicle Council National Waste and
  • National Retailers Association
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Association
  • National Waste and Recycling Industry Council
  • Waste Contractors Industry Association (NSW)

In addition to the support noted above, the following individual companies have declared their support for the design of the Scheme.

      • BatteryRescue
      • Canon
      • Cleanaway
      • Coles Group
      • EcoCycle
      • ECycle
      • Envirostream
      • Harvey Norman
      • Kidsafe
      • Lex Enviro Services
      • Makita
      • Panasonic
      • Ramcar
      • R&J Batteries
      • ReSource
      • Sell & Parker
      • Sonnen
      • Stanley Black & Decker (Stanley, DeWalt, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Irwin Tools, Porter & Cable, Facom, & Lenox)
      • Tes
      • Tooltechnic Systems (Australia)
      • TradeTools
      • Valen
      • Visy


    The Meeting of Environment Ministers representing the federal government, all state and local government, endorsed the design of the Scheme in November 2019.   In addition, the following government organisations have declared their individual support.

    • Coomalie Community Government Council
    • East Arnhem Regional Council
    • Local Government Association Northern Territory
    • NSW Department of Planning Industry & Environment
    • Roper Gulf Regional Council
    • Southern Waste Solutions
    • WA Department of Environment
    • South Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
    • Green Industries South Australia (GISA)