Available at Return and Earn machines (including machines in Return and Earn Centres, Return and Earn Express and Donation Stations).

You can do even more for your community when you use a machine by gifting your refund to one of our Donation Partners.

Donation Partners are chosen from a list of not-for-profit and community organisations such as charities, sports clubs and schools.

If you would like to donate to one of our Donation Partners, see the ways you can do that below. 

Ways you can donate

Return and Earn machine


Simply return your containers and then select your chosen recipient on the touchscreen. Their account will be automatically credited with the full amount.

Return and earn app


Search for your chosen charity and set a campaign as your active payout method. Each time you return your containers, scan your Return and Earn app barcode and press “TRANSFER” on the RVM screen. 100% of the refund will be donated to the charity or not-for-profit organisation you selected.

State-wide donation campaign

Donation Partner AWL

Animal Welfare League NSW

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Current Donation Partners

Refunds & donations

  • Where can I get a refund?

    Eligible containers can be redeemed for a 10 cent refund at any return point. A return point can either be a Reverse Vending Machine, Over the Counter site, Automated Depot or a Donation Station. Find a return point.

  • How can I get a refund?

    To be able to redeem an eligible container, the container should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label intact. Eligible containers need to be returned to a return point to get the refund.

    Read more information about the different types of return points.

  • What refund options are available at a Reverse Vending Machine?

    When you use a Reverse Vending Machine to return your containers you have three options to receive your refund:

    • Receive a retail voucher which can be spent instore or be exchanged for cash at a participating retailer such as Woolworths, Coles or IGA
    • Receive an electronic refund to your registered PayPal account via the Return and Earn app. For more information about receiving electronic refunds, visit here.
    • Donate your refund to a charity, school, sports club or community group featured on the Reverse Vending Machine.
  • Where can I redeem my voucher?

    Retail vouchers can be redeemed at the retail partner listed on the voucher. Redemption partners include Woolworths, Coles, IGA, FoodWorks and BP, but vary at different machines so you need to check your voucher to know where to redeem.

    Remember that vouchers can only be issued by a Reverse Vending Machine, not by an Over the Counter site, Automated Depot or Donation Station.

  • Does my Reverse Vending Machine voucher expire?

    Reverse Vending Machine vouchers are valid for three years. If you require assistance regarding vouchers, please complete the voucher support form.