NSW Container Deposit Scheme

Return and Earn in the Wentworth Shire

The NSW Government is delivering the largest letter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW – Return and Earn. 

Return and Earn will roll out 1 December 2017 and will help reduce the 160 million drink containers lettered in our environment each year. 


Wentworth Shire Council’s CDS collection point 

On behalf of the Wentworth Shire Council and the residents we welcome our region’s collector Channings Bottle Yard, a Broken Hill originated company with more than 35years in recycling industry. 

WSC collection point details

Depot                                             Opening Hours

Channings Bottle Yard                     10am - 4pm Monday to Friday

1845 Silver City Highway                 8.30am to 12.00pm Saturday

Dareton NSW 2717

For enquires contact Mitchel on 0427 281 291


In order to be eligible for refund NSW resident proof is required eg. Car registration / rate notice / drivers licence.


Key features of Return and Earn

  • There are 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.

 

Community benefits

The main beneficiaries of the scheme will be the environment and the community. Over the next 20 years, the Scheme is expected to result in:

Over the next 20 years, the Scheme is expected to result in:

  • 1.6 billion fewer beverage containers being littered
  • Almost 11 billion fewer beverage containers ending up in landfill
  • 12.6 billion more beverage containers being recycled.

 

Eligible containers 

Most empty 150-millilitre to three litre beverage containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund when presented to an approved NSW collection point. There are some exceptions, and containers not eligible for a refund are described in the section below.

 

Container materials that may be eligible for a refund

  • PET
  • HDPE
  • Glass
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paperboard


Scheme exceptions

Containers that are not included in the scheme and, therefore, do not qualify for a refund are:

  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
  • Glass containers for wine and spirits
  • Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine and casks for water of one litre or more
  • Sachets for wine of 250 millilitres or more
  • Containers for cordials, and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
  • Registered health tonics

These drinks are predominantly consumed at home and are not found in the litter stream. They are also broadly similar to the exceptions in the South Australian and Northern Territory container deposit schemes, to aid consistency.

 

How to participate

From 1 December 2017, consumers can exchange an eligible container at an approved collection point to receive a 10 cent refund per container. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached. 


Further information can be found on NSW CDS Fact Sheets

Information for Residents

Collection Points

or by contacting the EPA at www.epa.nsw.gov.au and www.returnandearn.org.au

 

 

Ken Ross

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER