THE NSW RETURN AND EARN CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME
Get involved, fight litter, earn some pocket money
Every year, more than 160 million drink containers end up as litter in NSW, hurting our environment and costing our community millions to clean up. Return and Earn will contribute to a 40 percent reduction in litter volume by 2020.
Receive a 10-cent refund when you return an eligible drink container to a Return and Earn collection point. Many collection points include TOMRA automated reverse vending machines.
TOMRA Cleanaway is the network operator for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme in NSW. TOMRA provides the reverse vending machines and technology for receiving the returned containers, while Cleanaway delivers the logistics and sorting of collected containers.
Most 150ml to 3-litre beverage containers purchased in NSW are returnable if they are made from:
Over 99% of NSW is now officially in drought with 15% in severe drought. OUR farmers are suffering beyond imagination. They face a daily battle to feed their livestock and their families. As a result, TOMRA is partnering with Buy a Bale to help raise much needed funds for feed, water and fuel – and we need YOUR help. Use this Buy a Bale barcode and donate your containers at ANY Return and Earn machine to help our farmers. Just 200 containers will buy a bale of hay. Every container counts!
How your eligible containers can help
-20 containers buys a litre of diesel
-200 containers buys a bale of hay to feed livestock
-600 containers puts food on the table of a farming familyRead more >
The myTOMRA app
Now with Live Status Updates!
You asked for it, you got it! Live status updates - save your favourite RVM and view it's operational status in real-time - now available in the myTOMRA app. The app gives fast and convenient payout of your recycling refund direct to your PayPal account. At a TOMRA reverse vending machine, scan your personal myTOMRA barcode in the app, complete your recycling, and your refunds will appear on your myTOMRA profile within seconds. Download it from the app store.