Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

During the holiday period, our automated depots and over-the-counter return points have varied opening hours. Contact your local return point or our network operator call centre on 1800 290 691 to check location specific hours before visiting.

Some of our return points are being impacted by the weather. We urge everyone to please take extra care, keep updated on all emergency announcements and consider returning your containers once the weather improves. Please check the status of your nearest return point here or via the Return and Earn app.

Download the Return and Earn app for rewarding recycling at your fingertips.

Dubbo Reverse Vending Machines

22 MAY 2018

Community groups can Return and Earn

Daily Liberal, 27 April

Local community groups at Dubbo are being encouraged to apply to be part of Return and Earn’s donation scheme.

Schools, charities, sports and community groups are able to apply to be one of four donation options on reverse vending machines across the Dubbo Regional Council area.

Participants who return their empty drink containers to a reverse vending machine (RVM) have the option to donate their 10 cents to a particular group.

There are three RVMs in the region, including at Victoria Park and the car park at Delroy Woolworths, and the car park at Woolworths in Wellington.

Donation partners are rotated quarterly, based on eligibility and the order in which they nominate.

Ryan Buzzell, the CEO of Return and Earn network operator TOMRA Cleanaway said it was a great opportunity for not-for-profit groups to benefit.

“Groups are free to use the donations however they see fit, whether it helps provide funding to buy uniforms, host an event, replace or repair equipment, or go on an excursion,” Mr Buzzell said.

We’ve seen an incredible response from the people of Dubbo, and surrounding areas like Wellington, who have really embraced the Return and Earn scheme. Being able to support your local community through donations to schools, sports groups, local charities and not-for-profits is an added incentive for everyone to use the reverse vending machines.

It makes the positive act of recycling even more rewarding.

Groups can check their eligibility and apply to be on their nearest RVM in the ‘Donation Partners’ section of the TOMRA Cleanaway website


Read the article at the Daily Liberal


Return and Earn is a partnership between the NSW Government, scheme coordinator Exchange for Change and network operator TOMRA Cleanaway.