Return and Earn is about the bottles, cans and cartons that make up a large proportion of the litter in our neighbourhoods.

So, not all containers are eligible for a Return and Earn refund but they can still be recycled through your household recycling collection.

Most drinks containers between 150ml and three litres can get you a refund. They need to be in good condition (not broken or crushed), be empty and have the label attached.

The containers can be made of:

  • Glass;
  • Plastic;
  • Aluminium;
  • Steel;
  • Or liquid paperboard (cartons).

Our eligibility tool below will help you work out what containers you can and can’t return. Any that aren’t eligible for a refund can still be recycled through your household recycling collection.

Find a return point near you

We offer four different types of return points: Reverse Vending Machines, Automatic Depots, Over the Counter Sites and Donation Stations.  Enter a suburb or postcode to find a return point suitable for you.

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