Return and Earn - NSW Container Deposit Scheme

Please note that Purple Lid 'Return & Earn' bin is not a Sutherland Shire Council initiative or Council responsibility. This service is through 

Return and Earn is the NSW Government's Container Deposit Scheme and is to be launched on the 1st December 2017.  The main aim of the scheme is to reduce litter, as drink containers make up 44% of litter in NSW.

Under the scheme residents can claim a 10 cent return on eligible drink containers, when they are taken to a collection point.  Residents can continue to place drink containers in their yellow recycling bin. 

The scheme will also provide opportunities for charities, groups and clubs to earn money by collecting and redeeming containers. 

More information on accepted drink containers, local collection points and FAQs can be found on the Return and Earn website.


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