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SERVICES : Container Deposit Scheme
NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn
ABOUT THE SERVICE

Bottles, cans and cartons make up a large proportion of the litter on our streets, beaches and green spaces. Tackling the problem costs NSW millions of dollars every year. The NSW container deposit scheme, Return and Earn, commenced across NSW on 1 December 2017.

You can return eligible containers and claim your 10 cent return at RRA’s automated depot at Tuncurry Waste Management Centre (Midge Orchid Rd, Tuncurry). 

The Return and Earn automated depot is located just inside the gates at Tuncurry Waste Management Centre. Customers can return small or large quantities of eligible containers. 

ELIGIBLE CONTAINERS

Eligible Containers: most drink bottles and cans

The following containers are most commonly found as litter in NSW. They’re often consumed ‘on the go.’
  • Cans (e.g. soft drinks)
  • Bottles ( e.g. beer bottles)
  • Cartons
  • Juice boxes or poppers

Most containers between 150ml and 3 litres are accepted and can get you a refund. However, they must

  • Be in good condition (not be crushed or broken)
  • Be empty
  • Have the label attached

Not Eligible: items that are not refundable

These items aren’t accepted, but can still go into household recycling. They’re often used at home.

  • Milk containers
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Juice bottles over 1 litre
  • Cordial bottles

To find out more and check container eligibility visit: returnandearn.org.au

RETURN AND EARN DEPOSIT LOCATION
Tuncurry Community Recycling Centre
Liam-return-and-earn-depot-Tuncurry-midcoast
Address
Midge Orchid Road (Tip Road)
Tuncurry NSW 2428
Opening Hours
Mon – Thurs 8:30am- 3:30pm.

Fri 8:30am – 2:30pm.
Sat – Sun 10am – 2:00pm.
COVID-19 Update:
For public and staff safety we have STRICT new rules in place for the Container Deposit Scheme at Midcoast:

All customers must follow strict social distancing of 1.5m,
EFTPOS only refunds and follow staff instructions. Failure to follow these conditions will result in removal from site.
WHAT WE DO:

Last financial year we helped divert over 6,700 tonnes of waste from landfill for reuse and recycling. We employed 104 people, 75% of whom were experiencing barriers to employment when they joined us 

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