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NSW Container Deposit Scheme

 

​Return and Earn, the NSW Government's container deposit scheme, came into place on 1 December 2017 and provides collection points for people to return their eligible drink containers. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached.

Where are the nearest collection points?

Lane Cove’s Return and Earn reverse vending machine is on the ground floor of the Little Street Carpark, at 1 Little Street - opposite the footbridge at the Aquatic Centre.

The next closest machine is at Woolworths Marsfield, corner of Epping and Balaclava Road.

Check under the 2066 postcode on the Return and Earn website for all the collection point details.

What containers are eligible?

Most empty 150-millilitre to three litre beverage containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund when presented to an approved NSW collection point. There are some exceptions, and containers not eligible for a refund are described in the section below. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken, and have the original label intact.

Container materials that may be eligible for a refund include containers made from:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paperboard (cartons)

Containers that are not included in the scheme and, therefore, do not qualify for a refund are:

  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Containers for cordials, and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
  • Registered health tonics.

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The above information has been made available via the Return and Earn website.