COVID Updates

    With each state having different restrictions regarding current COVID conditions, we’ve compiled all of the information in regards to returning your containers in the current environment. Please scroll to your state to see what your specific requirements are. We ask that at all times you comply with current public health orders as directed by your local government.

    Select your state:

    NSW Return and Earn

    Return and Earn return points in Greater Sydney will reopen in stages. When open they can be accessed for returns in line with the latest Public Health Orders.

    From 15 September 2021 return points in Blue Mountains, Camden, Canada Bay, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, Northern Beaches, some suburbs of Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Sutherland, Sydney, The Hills, Waverley, Wollondilly and Wollongong local government areas will commence reopening.

    From 29 September 2021 return points in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, remaining suburbs of Penrith, and Strathfield local government areas will commence reopening.

    Return points in regional NSW remain open.

    Anyone visiting a return point must ensure they comply with the latest Public Health Orders including checking-in via the QR code displayed, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing of a least 1.5 metres from others, and practice good hygiene.

    We recommend checking the status of your nearest return point online or via the myTOMRA app before visiting and avoiding peak times where possible.

    More information on how Return and Earn is responding to COVID-19 including details of our covid-safe measures is available here

    Current Status: OPEN (Closures in LGAs of concern)

    QLD Containers for Change

    TOMRA Recycling Centres in Geebung, West End, Salisbury, Tingalpa, Ipswich, Varsity Lakes, Kunda Park, Toowoomba, Seventeen Mile Rocks and Crestmead are open 7am – 5pm. Our Bag Drop is a contactless service and our RVMs offer a Touch-Free option too. Masks remain mandatory and we kindly ask you to check in on entry. See you soon!

    Current Status: OPEN
    Reverse Vending Machines: OPEN
    Bag Drop: OPEN


    • Masks to be worn (excluding Toowoomba) 
    • Check in required at entry  

    WA Containers for Change

    Please note: We ask all of our customers to comply with the public health orders, including social distancing.

    Current Status: Open


    • Check-in required at entry  

    NT – TOMRA Recycling Centre Coconut Grove

    Please note: Masks are mandatory when visiting our Recycling Centre in Coconut Grove. We ask all of our customers to comply with the public health orders, including social distancing.

    Current Status: OPEN 
    Reverse Vending Machines: OPEN 
    Bag Drop: OPEN 

    • Check-in required at entry  

    Touch Free Recycling – all states 

    -myTOMRA barcode (NSW & NT)  
    -Containers for Change scheme ID barcode (QLD & WA)  

    RETURN your drink containers 

    WAIT for 15 seconds after your last container and the RVM will automatically transfer your funds into your nominated account