Container deposit scheme

The NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW, Return and Earn. Return and Earn will roll out from 1 December 2017 and will help to 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.

Return and Earn is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to reducing litter volume in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.

Currently, marketing is being rolled out across NSW around the new scheme, and once AlburyCity is provided further information regarding the program it will be passed on to residents.

If you would like further information in the meantime, please refer to the following fact sheets that detail information regarding Return and Earn and collection points.

Any further questions can be directed to the EPA website here or the Return and Earn website here. Alternatively, you can call the customer hotline on 1800 290 691 or email