Return and Earn
Beverage Container Collection Service for Home, Business, and Charity
Under part 5 of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act, Return and Earn began rolling out in New South Wales as the state's container deposit scheme on December 1st of 2017. Funded by contributions from the beverage industry, it is a NSW Government initiative that aims to reduce beverage container litter in the state which made up 44% of the volume of all litter and cost more than $162 million to manage at the time of its introduction. By offering a 10 cent refund to consumers, citizens are incentivized to hold on to their eligible containers or pick up left behind, littered containers for deposition at return points across NSW. Participation can also involve the donation of containers to local charities, schools or community groups to help them fundraise. With ReCollect, the process can be made easier including for those who prefer to donate their container refunds to a cause of their choosing with our range of pickup and pricing options.
DOWNLOAD AND BOOK A PICKUP TODAY! RETURN AND EARN COLLECTION SERVICE
Why waste time waiting in line at the return point when you could be doing that thing you've been meaning to do. Let ReCollect do the dirty work while you keep your hands clean and still get your deposits back. It only takes 3 steps:
1. Download the app or register online
2. Enter your home address and pick a date
The morning of your pickup day, put your bags outside. Use the directions area in the app to let the driver know where to find them or any other special directions (key code / “call me”).
3. That’s it! Cash out or donate to charity
We will count your bags and credit your account within 48 hours after pickup. We even show you what we counted! You can cash out via direct deposit or donate your refunds to a local charity!
Why it's awesome
ReCollect aims to provide an easy and convenient recycling service for all homes
Skip the line
Waiting in line at the return point is probably at the bottom of your list of priorities. Instead, simply book a pickup, put your bags outside, and collect your refund all from your phone.
Help the community
Instead of putting your bottles and cans into blue-bin recycling, use ReCollect and donate your returns to over 200 charities.
Using ReCollect is completely free; in fact we'll pay you for your bottles and cans! Requesting a free pickup from your home or office is just a taps away.
Prevent that build up of bottles and cans with recurring pickups. Pick how often you would like your recyclables picked up and we do the rest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out how ReCollect works
Schedule your pick up by entering your address, date, and any donation preferences. Use the directions / comments section to give specific instructions for the driver (Example: Call this number when arriving, Bags are alongside fence, etc).
On the scheduled day of your pickup, place your bags outside in a secure location by 8am. The driver will pick up your bags between 8am and 5pm, label them, and take them to our counting facility. Once counted your account will be updated with your new balance and counts. Request a direct deposit to redeem your balance.
You will be notified every step of the way! Requested, picked up, counted, and deposited!
You don't have to be home. Just have your bags placed in your secure location by 8am and directions filled out for the driver in the comments section.
We also don't need anything sorted. However, we do prefer containers to be placed in big garbage bags.
Direct deposit! Simply log into the website or ReCollect app and request a redemption. This will trigger a direct deposit into any participating financial institution of your choice.