Container Deposit Scheme

NSW Container Deposit Scheme – “Return and Earn”

The NSW container deposit scheme, Return and Earn, which commenced in NSW on 1st December 2017 will enable the people to "return and earn" by returning used beverage containers to nominated collection points to receive a 10c return per container.

The purpose of the scheme it to reduce litter in NSW and increase the recycling rates of beverage containers. It should be noted that only selected containers are eligible under the scheme and more information about which containers are eligible can be found on the Return and Earn website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn

Eligible container collection points are yet to be finalised under the scheme. Residents are encouraged to continue to use the yellow lid fortnightly recycling service for all recyclable material including beverage containers and Council will continue to post more information on this page as it becomes available. Even after the scheme is in full operation residents can still use their yellow lid recycling bin for beverage container recycling.

Updates on Return and Earn are available directly from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn

Public inquiries can also be made to www.returnandearn.org.au – which will have the geolocator map when they release the location of sites.