Strategic Waste Management - Talis Consultants
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

CDS Baseline Audits

Talis was commissioned to conduct baseline audits of CDS eligible containers received at materials recovery facilities and council kerbside recycling collections across WA for the purpose of obtaining baseline sample data to compare before and after findings to determine CDS effectiveness and identify the basis for establishing eligible container factors when the CDS scheme is introduced in 2020. Talis’ audit team audited seven materials recovery facilities and ten local governments across the State, including:

  • Broome;
  • Busselton;
  • Claremont;
  • Esperance;
  • Fremantle;
  • Joondalup;
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale;
  • Stirling;
  • Toodyay; and
  • Wanneroo.

Talis also contacted WA’s leading metal recyclers and glass crushers to obtain an extensive dataset over a seven week timeframe.

The data obtained from the audits will culminate in the provision of a Baseline Recycling Audit Report for DWER providing summary of key findings, and detailed sampling results per industry, location and councils with baseline calculation of eligible container factors per material type, and summary reports for each of the participating industry and council stakeholders.