Fife Tourism Partnership

Deposit Return Scheme

24 February 2023

Circularity Scotland is progressing towards the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) going live on 16th August 2023.

The deadline for Producer Registration is Tuesday 28th February with Return Point Operator Registration opening on Wednesday 1st March. 


Circularity Scotland has this week (Tuesday 21st February 2023) announced £22 million of cashflow support measures to help Scotland’s brewers, distillers, importers and drinks manufacturers prepare for the introduction of Scotland’s deposit return scheme.

The package includes:

  • Up front charges removed for lower sales volumes
  • Improved payment terms for lower sales volumes
  • Simple labelling option for niche products, alleviating administrative burden

Find out more here


Brodies LLP has developed a two-part webinar series on the impact of the DRS scheme, including the key compliance steps, deadlines, regulatory scope, applicable fees and potential exemptions. 

Watch the webinars here

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