Return and Earn

Find your nearest Return and Earn location

Bronte Convenience Store

138 Macpherson StBronte, NSW, 2024Opening hours: 7.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday

Type of collection point: Over-the-counter Maximum number of containers per transaction: 100

The Reverse Vending Machine Trial at Bondi Beach

DATE: installed on Tuesday the 5th of June

START UP: activated weekend of 9th to 10th June (actual day and time TBC)

LOCATION: behind the Bondi Pavilion in the carpark adjacent to Campbell Parade, near Beach Road.

The NSW EPA’s Return and Earn Program will help reduce the 160 million drink containers littered in our environment each year. Drink containers make up almost half of the volume of litter in NSW. The aim of the program is to reducing litter volume in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.

Key features of Return and Earn are:

· When the scheme is fully rolled out, there will be more than 500 collection points across the state, including in remote towns of more than 500 people and at 270 sites across the Greater Sydney Region

· The 10-cent refund at reverse vending machines will be provided as a voucher for in store redemption, electronic transfer, cash or may be donated to a community group

· Eligible containers include most glass, cans, plastic and paperboard drink containers between 150 millilitres and three litres - those most often found in the litter stream.