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