The New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme (CDS); Return and Earn, came into effect on 1 December 2017. The scheme will allow customers to return eligible beverage containers between 150ml and 3L in volume to an authorised collection point for a 10c refund (exceptions will apply).
For more information please visit the websites below:
According to recent government data, containers make up 44% of all litter in NSW. So the Government is introducing the Return & Earn initiative to encourage people to recycle their drinks containers and keep them off our streets and out of our parks.
Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached. If a container isn’t eligible for a refund, please use a recycling bin. Remember – don’t crush or squash your containers.
Yes, there will be three types of collection points: reverse vending machines (RVMs), over-the-counter collection points and automated depots. You can get your refund in cash at over-the-counter collection points and automated depots. Vouchers are available at reverse vending machines which can be exchanged for money off your shop or cash at NSW Woolworths Supermarkets*.
Browse locations above to find your nearest Woolworths linked RVM
A reverse vending machine is a machine where you can return empty eligible containers like bottles and cans for recycling. When you insert your empty containers into the chute at the front of the machine, it will scan your container to ensure it is eligible for a refund. When you’ve finished depositing the containers, choose your preferred refund option on the electronic screen.
The machine will have options for either:
A voucher redeemable in NSW Woolworths Supermarkets (selected machines only. Click here to find your nearest Woolworths linked RVM
The redeemable voucher can be used at Woolworths team member operated checkouts within any NSW Woolworths Supermarket. Voucher can be redeemed as payment or part payment against your shopping or cash back.
Please note vouchers cannot be redeemed at:
Self Serve Checkouts within Woolworths Supermarkets