Introducing Return and Earn
Every year, more than 160 million drink containers end up as litter in NSW, hurting our environment and costing our community more than $162 million to clean up.
That's why the Return and Earn container deposit scheme is rolling out state-wide from 1 December 2017. Now you can do your bit for the environment by returning eligible containers for a 10 cent refund at hundreds of collection points and reverse vending machines across NSW. You can also choose to donate your refund to charity.
You can still put eligible containers in your kerbside recycling if you prefer. If you do, the refund may go toward improving waste services in your community.