A bloke from New South Wales has been fined for trying to take empty cans to South Australia to try and cash in on the rebate offered there.
A 36-year-old man from Broken Hill was fined $4,800 after pleading guilty to the scam.
He also had to forfeit the 45,000 cans that he had to the Environment Protection Authority.
The scheme is lifted almost wholesale from the two-part Seinfeld episode The Bottle Deposit, where Kramer and Newman try to drive a bunch of bottles and cans to Michigan for the 10c per item rebate.
The conviction was the first recorded in South Australia under the Container Deposit Legislation.
The bloke had apparently advertised in the local paper to source the cans.