WARRRL will issue a monthly invoice to each first responsible supplier for their share of costs based on the number of eligible containers they have supplied into Western Australia and the price for the relevant material types for the prior month.
Most beverage suppliers will be issued with their first invoice in July 2020, for payment by end of July 2020, based on actual sales in June 2020.
Smaller first responsible suppliers, who supply less than 300,000 containers in a financial year (“minor beverage suppliers” as defined in the regulations) will be issued quarterly invoices, based on their actual containers from the previous quarter. The first invoice to minor beverage suppliers is currently scheduled to be issued in October 2020.
This means that all first responsible suppliers pay in arrears for the scheme, with small businesses paying four months after scheme commencement and then quarterly after the initial period to assist with cashflow management.