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Taronga Zoo Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman


During Taronga Zoo operating hours

About this Return Point

Service Level



Ideal for a few
containers on the go*

Refund types


  • 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


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 to six 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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