Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative introduced in NSW – and it has collected over 2 Billion Containers in just 19 months.

    Littering impacts all of us. It spoils our environment, costs millions of dollars to clean up, and is associated with anti-social behaviour. 160 million drink containers end up as litter in NSW per year. Return and Earn is reducing the number of drink containers in the litter stream – the NSW target of litter reduction is 40% by 2020.

    We’re proudly delivering Return and Earn along with our joint venture partners – Cleanaway. We’re providing the Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) that are used to collect eligible containers, and Cleanaway handles the collection and recycling of the containers. 100% of all containers collected through Return and Earn are recycled.

    How to use a reverse vending machine

    1. Insert your empty containers into the chute at the front of the reverse vending machine.
    2. When you’re finished, select your preferred payout method on the screen:

    Digital refund: Download the myTOMRA app and link it to PayPal, to transfer the refund to your account.
    Retail refund: Take a printed voucher from the machine for a cash refund or a saving at participating retailers.
    Donate your refund: Choose on the screen the charity or community fundraiser to donate your refund to.

    As you insert your containers, the reverse vending machine identifies the type of packaging and sorts the containers into different storage areas behind the machines, ready for pick up by Cleanaway.

    More Information

    Frequently Asked Questions – NSW

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions - detailing everything from what's eligible to how to get in touch with us. Contact Details ...

    Fundraising and Community – NSW

    Did you know you can donate your Return and Earn refund directly to a not-for-profit organisation? It's easy. Simply return your containers ...

    How to use the myTOMRA app

    This handy video will show you how to use the myTOMRA App and ensure you get your refund digitally.  ...

    Refund Methods

    When returning your eligible drink containers at a TOMRA location in NSW or QLD, there are multiple ways to claim your recycling refund. ...

    Reverse Vending Machines – RVMs

    What is a Reverse Vending Machine? It's a marvellous piece of technology that takes drink containers from users and provides them with a ref...

    Eligible Containers

    Most beverage containers, made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard, between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a 10c refu...

    The myTOMRA App

    Want to receive your recycling refunds digitally? The free myTOMRA app gives fast, secure and convenient payout of your container deposit. Y...

    TOMRA Recycling Centre - Granville

    Granville Recycling Centre

    TOMRA Recycling Centre – Granville 4 Parramatta Road, Clyde (Granville) New Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm Services: R...

    Commercial Bulk Service

    Are you still paying to dispose of your drink containers? We'll pay you for them. Our state-of-the-art TOMRA Recycling Centres are offerin...

    Bag Drop

    Short on time, and still want to recycle? Try bag drop! Our Bag Drop facilities are perfect for returning your containers on the go and are...