All Return and Earn return points located in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be temporarily closed from 11.59pm Tuesday 20 July until 11.59pm on Friday 30 July 2021, in accordance with the latest Public Health Orders

All other return points located outside Greater Sydney remain open and can be accessed in line with the latest Public Health Orders.

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

Save Outback Lives with Return and Earn

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