Return and Earn return points in Greater Sydney will reopen in stages. When open they can be accessed for returns in line with the latest Public Health Orders.

From 15 September 2021 return points in Blue Mountains, Camden, Canada Bay, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, Northern Beaches, some suburbs of Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Sutherland, Sydney, The Hills, Waverley, Wollondilly and Wollongong local government areas will commence reopening.

From 22 September 2021, some automated depots in Bayside, Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas will commence reopening. Please check online for details. 

From 29 September 2021 reverse-vending machines (RVMs) and OTCs in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, remaining suburbs of Penrith, and Strathfield local government areas will commence reopening.

Return points in regional NSW remain open.

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 a least 1.5 metres from others, and practice good hygiene.

We recommend checking the status of your nearest return point online or via the myTOMRA app before visiting and avoiding peak times where possible.

More information on how Return and Earn is responding to COVID-19 including details of our covid-safe measures is available here. 

Indoor and airconditioned facility with 6 machines

4 NOV 2020

New reverse vending centre now open in Western Sydney

A new reverse vending centre is available to Return and Earn near you in Parramatta.

In a win for Western Sydney, Parramatta is now home to a new indoor Return and Earn reverse vending centre (RVC). This makes it even more convenient and enjoyable for residents to return their eligible containers nearby for cash.

Parramatta locals are active Return and Earn recyclers with more than 30 million bottles and cans returned since Return and Earn launched in December 2017. The new recycling centre is the 13th return point available to Parramatta locals.

Now open and located just off Church Street on Daking Street, North Parramatta, the new-format Return and Earn collection site has been developed by scheme technology provider TOMRA Collection Solutions. Find out directions to the new RVC in North Parramatta here.

Introducing the Reverse Vending Centre (RVC)

Reverse rending centres or RVCs are self service locations. The indoor air-conditioned facility features six indoor reverse vending machines and provides an all-weather experience with more capacity and onsite parking.

Indoor and airconditioned facility with 6 machines

There are four lightweight machines available which can accept all your eligible plastic bottles, cans and cartons. There are also two glass-only machines that take eligible glass containers. Find out more about container eligibility on this website.

To make it easy and accessible, RVCs are open 7 days a week, usually between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and 9am – 6pm on weekends.

You have the option to print a retail cash voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at the participating retail stores, or you can opt for a digital e-voucher or payment into your PayPal account by downloading the MyTOMRA app before visiting. You may also donate your refund to one of the 4 featured donation partners on screen.

Reverse vending centres are available

RVCs can currently be found at the following locations in Western Sydney:

  1. North Parramatta
  2. Rydalmere
  3. Granville
  4. Ballina
  5. Guildford

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