Return and Earn

The NSW Government’s container deposit scheme, Return and Earn, is being introduced to reduce drink container litter. About 160 million drink containers created litter in 2014-15.

What is Return and Earn?

From 1 December 2017 anyone who returns an eligible drink container to an approved NSW Collection Point will receive a 10 cent refund. Return and Earn will help to reduce litter in the environment and help the Government achieve its goal to reduce litter volume by 40 per cent by 2020.

Where will the Collection Points be in the Hawkesbury?

The location of the Collection Points in the Hawkesbury can be found on

For further information: please click here to view the State Government’s Fact Sheet.

Please also visit or call 1800 813 887. This program, Return and Earn, is the responsibility of the NSW State Government.

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