Return and Earn

Container Deposit Scheme

Launched in December 2017, the Return and Earn container deposit scheme is a NSW Government initiative aimed at reducing litter volume in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.

With more than 160 million drink containers littered in NSW every year, we all have a part to play in cleaning up our streets, beaches and green spaces.

Locate nearby return points

A new bulk sorting facility has now opened up in Lane Cove which also offers a residential collection service:

Lane Cove Return & Earn

Please note: Return and Earn is designed to complement, not replace, the kerbside recycling scheme. Residents are still encouraged to utilise their yellow-lidded bin for containers that are consumed in the home.

Donate your refund

You have the option to donate your refund to a not-for-profit or community organisation at all Reverse Vending Machines. Check the current Donation Partners featured at the Chatswood East Reverse Vending Machine.

For further information about Return and Earn, including fact sheets and a list of eligible items, please visit the Return & Earn website.