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.
RRA manages a manual collection point at the Tuncurry Community Recycling Centre, NSW.
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)
- 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