Introducing Return and Earn
Every year, more than 160 million drink containers end up as litter in NSW, hurting our environment and costing our community millions of dollars to clean up. It's a significant problem that impacts human health, valuable resources, the environment and the economy.
Countries around the world and cities across Australia have seen significant positive benefits from container deposit schemes. That's why the Return and Earn container deposit scheme is rolling out state-wide from 1 December 2017.
Now you can do your bit for the environment by returning eligible containers for a 10c refund at hundreds of collection points and reverse vending machines across NSW. You can still put eligible containers in your kerbside recycling if you prefer. If you do, the refund may go toward improving waste services in your community.
For more information on why NSW needs Return and Earn, click here.