Return and Earn is currently open and can be accessed for returns if it is in line with the most recent advice from the NSW Government Public Health Order. Recent orders limit the reasons for people leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse. People continuing to use the Return and Earn scheme need to ensure they comply with the latest public health orders.

Return points can be accessed if they are at supermarkets or in locations that can be accessed under the Public Health Order.

In accordance with government advice, we ask anyone visiting a Return and Earn return point to maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres from others and to practice good hygiene including using hand sanitiser or wet wipes to clean hands before and after returning and to stay home if they feel unwell. For the latest up to date information about COVID-19, visit NSW Health or Australian Government Health .

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Address

Central Station - Southern Concourse, Haymarket

Hours

During Transport NSW operating hours

Return and Earn is currently open and can be accessed for returns if it is in line with the most recent advice from the NSW Government Public Health Order. Recent orders limit the reasons for people leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse. People continuing to use the Return and Earn scheme need to ensure they comply with the latest public health orders.

Return points can be accessed if they are at supermarkets or in locations that can be accessed under the Public Health Order.

In accordance with government advice, we ask anyone visiting a Return and Earn return point to maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres from others and to practice good hygiene including using hand sanitiser or wet wipes to clean hands before and after returning and to stay home if they feel unwell. For the latest up to date information about COVID-19, visit NSW Health or Australian Government Health .

About this Return Point

Service Level

Self-service

Containers

Ideal for a few
containers on the go*

Refund types

Donations

  • Yes

Donation Stations are machines that will ONLY allow you to donate your refund to the charity displayed on the machine itself. The charity displayed is randomly selected from our three major donation partners of this season.

* Donation Stations do not accept glass. They are only able to accept plastics, cans and cartons.

About Donation Stations

Tips for your visit

Before you arrive:

  • Separate eligible plastic and glass containers to save time at the RVM.
  • Empty all liquids, dispose of loose bottle lids.
  • Remember that Donation Stations don't accept Glass.

At the Donation Station:

  • Your donation will be given to the assigned donation partner.
  • Please consider nearby pedestrians by returning your containers in an orderly manner.
  • Please keep your Donation Station sites clean and tidy and remember to place litter into the bin.

Donation Stations are machines that will ONLY donate your refund to a charity. They only accept plastics, cartons and cans. You can insert your container into the return chute to donate the refund amount to the donation partner displayed on the machine.

Container Eligibility

The majority of containers between 150 ml and 3 litres are accepted and can get you a refund. However, they must: not be crushed or broken, be fully empty and have the label attached.
  • Cans (e.g. soft drinks)
  • Bottles ( e.g. beer bottles)
  • Cartons (e.g. milk cartons)
  • Juice boxes or poppers
  • Any milk containers that are 1 litre or more
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Juice bottles over 1 litre
  • Cordial bottles

Donations

You have the option of gifting your refund to a Donation Partner. Donation Partners are chosen from a list of not-for-profit and community organisations that have applied to become donation partners. There can be up to four to choose from on the touchscreen of every Reverse Vending Machine. The recipients are rotated every three months so that all our Donation Partners receive equal benefit. Our current donation partners are featured below.
Become a donation partner

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How does Return and Earn work?

Collect eligible containers, take them to a return point and be rewarded for your efforts. It's that easy.

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What are my refund options?

Find the refund that suits you. This could be a redeemable retail voucher, an online transfer, cash or you may choose to donate.

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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.

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