Return and Earn for Sydney Wildlife Rescue

Everyday, lots of litter find it's way to our streets, beaches and parks in NSW. You can help our environment and our precious wildlife all at once by bringing your containers to an Return and Earn Station. Here is a list of the stations that will donate to Sydney Wildlife Rescue.

Machine Locations where we are listed are:
  1. Pittwater RSL Club Mona Vale, 82 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale
  2. Woolworths Balgowlah, 17/31 Roseberry St, Balgowlah
  3. Belrose Super Centre, 4/6 Niangala Cl, Belrose
  4. Coles Manly Vale 12/14 Koorala St 2093 Manly Vale
  5. Westfield Warringah Mall, Condamine St & Old Pittwater Road - Entrance near Green Street
  6. NBISC Warriewood Jacksons Rd 2102 Warriewood
  7. Strathfield: Strathfield Council Carpark 5 Churchill Avenue 2135 Strathfield"
  8. Homebush West: Sydney Markets/Paddy Markets Flemington 318 Parramatta Road 2140 Homebush West"
  9. Homebush West Woolworths Homebush West 1 Exeter Rd, Homebush West NSW 2140
  10. Campbell Parade (behind Bondi Beach Pavilion) 2026 Bondi Beach"
  11. Westfield Bondi Junction 500 Oxford St Bondi Junction (RVM is located in the Car Park Level P2, Eastern end, Woolworths side, under the ramp)"
  12. UNSW Kensington Physics Rd 2033 Kensington"
  13. Enviro Pak Alexandria, 148 McEvoy Street Alexandria

Through this scheme, anyone who returns an eligible drink container to an approved NSW collection point will receive a 10-cent refund. When you are returning containers,you can choose to allocate your refund as a donation to Sydney Wildlife Rescue.


These containers are most commonly found as litter in NSW. They’re often consumed ‘on the go.’
  • Cans (e.g. soft drinks)
  • Bottles ( e.g. beer bottles)
  • Cartons
  • Juice boxes or poppers

Most containers between 150ml and 3 litres are accepted and can get you a refund. However, they must…
  • Be in good condition (not be crushed or broken)
  • Be empty
  • Have the label attached

NO GO: items that are not refundable

These items aren’t accepted, but can still go into household recycling. They’re often used at home.
  • Milk containers
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Juice bottles over 1 litre
  • Cordial bottles