Return and Earn for schools

Return and Earn for schools
Photo of boy using Return and Earn scheme
The Container deposit Scheme is operated by the NSW EPA. More information on how schools can get involved with the scheme is available on this page. Return and Earn for schools The Container deposit Scheme is operated by the NSW EPA. More information on how schools can get involved with the scheme is available on this page. School Holiday Programs; Waste and Recycling

​​​Photo of boy using Return and Earn scheme

The Container deposit Scheme is operated by the NSW EPA. For information on how schools can get involved with the scheme please the Return and Earn website or contact schools@returnandearn.org.au

How to raise funds

Donate through the schools PayPal account
  • Schools can create a myTOMRA account using the schools Pay Pal account. This will then generate a barcode that can be scanned at any Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) across NSW.
  • By photocopying and sharing this barcode the community can donate the money from the containers straight to the school without the containers ever entering school grounds.
Apply to be a donation partner
  • Donation partners are listed on the reverse vending machines for everyone in the community to donate to. Listings on the machine will last for 13 weeks.

Frequently asked questions

How should we collect containers?
  • Bulka bags – these are lightweight, easy to move and flexible allowing for bags of containers to be loaded into cars and delivered to collection points.
  • Wheelie bins – a wheelie bin will hold approximately 250 containers. While these are very easy for collecting containers they are difficult to transport and store( containers should be stored securely to prevent bin divers).
    Both of these are available for purchase online or at large hardware stores
Will council supply us with recycling bins for containers?
  • No, the waste services at schools are arranged by the principle and not provided by the council.
We collected containers, what do we do now?
The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.