WE’RE OPEN: Return and Earn return points across NSW are open and can be accessed for returns in line with the latest Public Health Orders.

Anyone visiting a return point must ensure they comply with the latest Public Health Orders, including checking-in via the QR code displayed, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing of at least 1.5 metres from others, and practicing good hygiene. 

We recommend checking the status of your nearest return point before visiting and avoiding peak times where possible. 

Find out how Return and Earn is responding to COVID-19 here. 

Let’s reduce litter in NSW.

More than 160 million bottles and cans are littered in NSW every year. We need your help – by recycling bottles, cans and cartons, you’ll be helping the environment and also earning along the way.

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How does Return and Earn work?

Collect. Return. Earn.
  • Process Flow Step 1

    1. Collect eligible containers

  • Process Flow Step 2

    2. Take your containers to a return point

  • Process Flow Step 3

    3. Earn a refund or donate

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