NSW Container Deposit Scheme - Return and Earn

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, will commence on 1 December 2017.  The Scheme is overseen by the NSW State Government and operated by TOMRA-Cleanaway, the Network Operator.  TOMRA-Cleanaway is responsible for the establishment and management of collection points and infrastructure across NSW. 

When the scheme is fully operational, there will be 3 types of collection points - Reverse Vending Machines, over the counter collection points and automated depots.  

As of January 9, 2018, the Dubbo Regional Council area has 3 Reverse Vending Machines. 

  1. Carpark of Woolworths, Wellington - 81 Arthur Street, Wellington. 
  2. Victoria Park, 169 Talbragar Street, Dubbo - near the Skate Park and Men's Shed
  3. Carpark of Woolworths, Delroy Park Shopping Centre, Baird Drive, Dubbo

Council is currently in negotiations with TOMRA-Cleanaway for the installation of a fourth Reverse Vending Machine to be located in East Dubbo.

Over-the-counter collection points are also located at

  • DUNEDOO - 128 Avonside Road
  • PEAK HILL - Peak Hill Caravan Park, 2 Ween Street, Peak Hill.

Further collection points will be established as the Scheme progresses and can be found on the Return and Earn website. 

Not all containers are eligible for a refund, and containers must be EMPTY, UNCRUSHED, UNBROKEN AND HAVE THE ORIGINAL LABEL ATTACHED. 




All information about the scheme including

  • type of containers that are eligible for the refund
  • location of collection points
  • how to collect your refund

can be found on the Return and Earn website at www.returnandearn.org.au 

From 1 December, TOMRA-Cleanaway will operate a hotline for queries, complaints or feedback about collection points. 

The Hotline number is 1800 290 691 or email enquiries@tcnsw.com.au


Last Edited: 09 Jan 2018

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