Sort, check and don’t forget.

You’re ready to do your bit, but perhaps you’d like a little more guidance from us? Our easy-to-remember checklist will help you recycle responsibly, quickly and easily. So whenever you visit one of our drop-off points, remember: sort, check and don’t forget.

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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    glass from plastics and cans.


    To save time at a reverse vending machine, separate your glass from plastic and cans into reusable tubs before you leave home. Remember, bottle lids can be recycled if you leave them on and if you’re using an express bulk depot, you don’t need to sort.

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     you are returning the right drinks containers.


    Check the website to find out which drinks containers can be returned. And while you’re there, check the location and status of your local return point to make sure it’s open before you depart.

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    And don’t forget

    once you’ve dropped off, take your rubbish with you.


    To keep our return points and environment clean for everyone, please make sure to take home anything that can’t be recycled through Return and Earn.


    So take home ineligible containers and cardboard boxes and put them in your home kerbside recycling.


    Thank you for recycling responsibly.