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Welcome to Return and Earn

Return and Earn

NSW container deposit scheme

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You can now help those affected by the Tathra Bushfire at any RVM

Simply choose to donate to the Tathra Bushfire Appeal when returning your containers.

Find a collection point

Enter your postcode, suburb or drag the map and zoom in to find your local collection point, then click on it for the address. As Return and Earn rolls out, more collection points will be added.

Take your eligible containers to a collection point to earn a 10 cent refund on each.

If you have any questions regarding collection points, including reverse vending machine status updates, please call 1800 290 691.

Types of collection points

No container limit (ideal for up to 500)

Provide refunds in three ways:

1) a voucher to be redeemed at a participating retailer
2) a an e-payment into your PayPal account via the myTomra App
3) donation to one of the charities shown on the machine's screen

Usually accept between 50 and 100 containers

After verifying the eligibility of containers, the collection point operator will provide a refund of the 10 cents per container.

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Accept volumes of 500 or more containers through a mechanical scanning and counting system

Refunds are processed as a retail refund through either EFT or cash.

Donations and digital refunds are not available.

Work the same way as reverse vending machines

Refunds can only be donated to one of the charities shown on the machine's screen.

Vouchers and digital refunds are not available.

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For more information on each type of collection point, visit www.tcnsw.com.au.

Which containers can be refunded?

Return and Earn has been introduced to reduce drink container litter across NSW. As such, containers that are eligible under the scheme are those most commonly found as litter.

Which containers can be returned for a refund?

Return and Earn Group Eligible Reduced Green Bottle

Most 150ml to three litre drink containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund at an approved NSW collection point. Container materials that may be eligible for a refund include:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paperboard (cartons)

Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached. Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are generally not eligible.

If a container isn't eligible for a refund, please use a recycling bin.

Which containers aren't eligible for a refund?

Return and Earn Group Non Eligible

Containers that can’t be deposited for a refund include:

  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
  • Glass containers for wine and spirits
  • Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more
  • Sachets for wine of 250ml or more
  • Containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
  • Registered health tonics

Most 150ml to three litre drink containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund at an approved NSW collection point. Container materials that may be eligible for a refund include:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paperboard (cartons)

Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached. Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are generally not eligible.

If a container isn't eligible for a refund, please use a recycling bin.

Containers that can’t be deposited for a refund include:

  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
  • Glass containers for wine and spirits
  • Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more
  • Sachets for wine of 250ml or more
  • Containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
  • Registered health tonics

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