Fundraise with us

Make a positive difference to the environment while raising money with Return and Earn.

Get started

Four quick steps to begin fundraising.
1. Define

Determine exactly what your fundraising goals are.

2. Choose

Pick a method that works best for your group.

3. Inform

Tell your group about the fundraiser and explain how they can help.

4. Collect

Get everyone involved in the collection process.

Ways to fundraise

There are 3 great ways to fundraise. You can do one of these or a combination.

You could be featured as a donation partner, organise the collection and return yourself, or you can get your whole group involved in the process.

  • 1. Become a Donation Partner

    Our donation partners are featured on a Reverse Vending Machine and can receive donation refunds from people returning containers in the community. If you’re a school, sports club, charity or community group, you can apply.  

    Download and complete an application form.

    State-Wide Donation Partner

    Operates at state-wide, national or international level. (e.g. RSPCA, St Vincent De Paul)

    Download form
    (.pdf, 930kb)
    Local Donation Partner

    Operates predominately in a local area. (e.g. school, sports club or local charity)

    Download form
    (.pdf, 971kb)
  • 2. Collect and return containers

    Begin by setting up your Return and Earn collection point/s in an easy to access and secure area. Smaller groups could use recycling bins, but larger groups may need a caged trailer.  

    Next, start collecting eligible containers. If you have others involved in your fundraising effort, encourage them to join in.  

    Then, take your eligible collected items to a return point for a refund. For returns with over 500 containers, it’s recommended that you take your items to an Automated Depot.  

    Partner with an Automated Depot

    Some NSW Automated Depots will collect your containers directly from you. To find out if your nearest Automated Depot does this, simply use our return point search and give them a call.

  • 3. Get refunds direct to your fundraising account

    If you have lots of people involved in your fundraising effort, they can easily get involved. Encourage them to begin collecting eligible containers and then have their returns refunded directly to your fundraising account.

    How to get direct refunds

    1. Set up a MyTomra account with PayPal.
    2. Share your unique barcode with your community.
    3. They scan your barcode at a Reverse Vending Machine and your account gets the refund.

Our helpful toolkit

Get your group excited and informed about Return and Earn using our handy toolkit. It includes printable posters, stickers, newsletters and social media info.

More information

Where's my closest return point?

Click below to find your closest return point and learn more about the different types.

What are my refund options?

Different refund options include a redeemable retail voucher, digital transfer, cash or donation.

How can I make a larger impact?

As a school, community or business, you can have a larger impact simply by involving your group or organisation.