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. 

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Media release
30 MAY 2018

Tathra Bushfire recovery gets $10,000 boosts

Return and Earn is continuing to deliver good things for the community and the environment with more than $10,000 donated to the people of Tathra to help with their bushfire recovery.

The Tathra Bushfire Appeal was added as a nominated charity for Return and Earn after bushfires tore through the town in March this year, devastating the community and causing millions of dollars of damage.

The people of NSW rallied behind the cause, donating $8,400 worth of their 10 cent refunds through the reverse vending machines across the state. An extra $2,000 was then donated by the Return and Earn network operator Tomra Cleanaway at the Tathra Bushfire Relief concert on 26 May.

More than 350 million containers have been returned in the six months since the Return and Earn scheme launched, highlighting the importance people across the state place on litter reduction and taking care of their communities.