Turn Recycling into Fundraising! Help your cause and the environment by promoting a circular economy.

Thousands of charities, schools, sports clubs, and community groups across NSW have been benefiting from this innovative fundraising initiative. So far, they have raised over $2.5 Million through recycling with Return and Earn and TOMRA Reverse Vending Technology.

Inspire your community, engage with your networks and supporters to recycle, and to donate some of their drink container refunds to help you reach your fundraising goals!

App Donation Partner

App Donation Partner

Get donations from ANY Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) in NSW! Get listed on the Return and Earn App. today!

On-Screen Donation Partnership & Major Recycling Appeals

On-Screen Donation Partnership & Major Recycling Appeals

Our on-screen donation partnership is exclusive to statewide or national charities with the DGR status.

Bottle and Can Drives

Bottle and Can Drives

You can raise funds for your cause while helping the environment, encourage the community to recycle and help transition to a circular economy. 

Become an App donation partner!

With no upfront costs & no ongoing overhead, this digital fundraising tool gives you the unique opportunity to receive donations from ANY Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) in NSW.

1 – Register on our Online Charity Platform.
2- Activate your listing on the Return and Earn app. by setting up your very own fundraising campaign. While you only need to register your organisation ONCE, you must renew your fundraising campaign to keep your listing active on the app.
3- Once featured on the App, your supporters can:

  • Donate their refund to your organisation from ANY Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs)
  • See where their donations go & track progress in real-time. The Charity App functionality keeps everyone informed.

For DGR approved charities: supporters donating through the Return and Earn App can receive their tax-deductible receipts directly to their email address!

Major Charity Appeals

Community Fundraising Bottle and Can Drives

Also called ‘The new sausage sizzle”

A wide range of community groups proactively engages their volunteers and supporters to draw out as many drink containers as possible that they then return to their local machine or collection point to cash in the refunds.

These are then returned to a collection point, and the resulting funds are channelled back into important community programs that make their communities a better place to live by funding important programs, from drought assistance & fire relief projects to food relief in-school programs and a wide range of other vital community initiatives.

The level of funds being raised through “Bottle & Can drives” or “donation bins” by these community groups is not accurately measurable. It is estimated to be in the millions of dollars since the scheme started in December 2017.

What our charity partners are saying:

The online registration and set-up was extremely simple and we were up and running in no time. Not only is the app enhancing our income but it also promotes recycling and litter reduction in our local community.
Richard Lorde, Top Dog, Assistance Dogs Australia
I found the myTOMRA app VERY easy to download and use. I like the fact that minimal steps were involved in registering. High praise from someone whose skills in the digital age are not great.
Louise Webb, RSPCA Eurobodalla
The concept is so simple yet so powerful and the first of its kind. We’re seeing healthy kids collecting and returning to support sick kids and their families as well as the environment. With the support of TOMRA and Cleanaway and the help of the community, Starlight can continue to bring happiness to sick kids when they need it most.
Louise Baxter, Starlight Children’s Foundation
This is a fantastic initiative, and we encourage and welcome all other Not-For-Profits getting on board. In fact, we have suggested as much to those who have frequented our base to understand more about who we are and what we do. Our members are proud to be volunteers supporting Marine Rescue’s mission of saving lives on the water, with support for this initiative only adding to that sense of pride. This is a win-win initiative with no losers.
Marg Chu, Marine Rescue Sydney
It’s the most amazing fundraiser! It’s easy, we’re doing our bits for the environment and all money raised stays local and is provided confidentially and without means testing. It’s just been amazing the way people in Orange have responded. We are amazed how well the program is going and most grateful for the money raised.
Helen Corby, Can Assist Orange
During COVID-19 restrictions, container returns has made a huge difference. I can’t emphasise enough how grateful we are to TOMRA for supporting us in our fundraising activity.
Chris Penn, Ballina Hospital Auxiliary