Let’s reduce litter in NSW.

More than 160 million drink containers litter the streets, beaches, waterways and parks of NSW every year.

Help clean up the bottles, cans and cartons in your neighbourhood.

Raise money for your local school, sports club, charity or community group.

Earnie the mascot holding coin and eligible container

How does Return and Earn work?

Collect, return, earn and connect in four easy steps
  • Process Flow Step 1

    1. Collect eligible bottles and cans.

     

  • Process Flow Step 2

    2. Take your containers to a return point.

  • Process Flow Step 3

    3. Earn a refund or make a donation.

  • Process Flow Step 4

    4. Connect with your community.

Return point types

Below is a snapshot of the different types of return points
NSW you’ve returned 1,074,735,092 drink containers so far!
1,074,735,092 containers returned
That’s equal to 88.9 return trips between Sydney and Melbourne!
That’s equal to 88.9 return trips between Sydney and Melbourne!
That’s equal to 4.4 trips around the coastline of Australia!
That’s equal to 4.4 trips around the coastline of Australia!
That’s equal to about 41% of a trip to the moon!
That’s equal to about 41% of a trip to the moon!
Keep it up NSW Keep it up NSW
Disclaimer: Counter updated daily. Average container size approximately 146mm as calculated by Tomra Cleanaway. Sydney/Melbourne driving distance via M31 is approximately 878km each way (source). Calculated mainland coastline length of Australia 35,877km (source). Calculated distance to moon 384,400km (source).
Disclaimer: Counter updated daily. Average container size approximately 146mm as calculated by Tomra Cleanaway. Sydney/Melbourne driving distance via M31 is approximately 878km each way (source).
Disclaimer: Counter updated daily. Average container size approximately 146mm as calculated by Tomra Cleanaway. Calculated mainland coastline length of Australia 35,877km (source).
Disclaimer: Counter updated daily. Average container size approximately 146mm as calculated by Tomra Cleanaway. Calculated distance to moon 384,400km (source).