About Return & Earn
What is Return and Earn?
Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative introduced in NSW, which commenced on 1 December 2017.
Littering impacts all of us. It spoils our environment, costs millions of dollars to clean up, and is associated with anti-social behaviour. Drink container litter makes up 44 per cent of the volume of all litter across NSW.
Return and Earn is reducing the number of drink containers in the litter stream and is helping to meet the goal of reducing the volume of litter in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.
How does Return and Earn work?
Collect eligible containers and take them to a return point to earn 10 cents per container. This refund can be received in the form of a retail voucher, electronic refund to a PayPal account, or you can donate your refund to a Donation Partner.