Return and Earn coming to Coles

Published: 20 Dec 2017

From 2018, receive your 10 cent container refund at reverse vending machines at Coles supermarkets.


When reverse vending machines are rolled out at Coles supermarkets from January 2018, people will have three ways to receive their 10 cent refund:

  1. Cash refund
  2. In-store credit through a voucher at NSW Coles supermarkets
  3. Charity donation.

The rollout of Return and Earn locations continues, with reverse vending machines recently installed in Forster, Chinderah, Kingscliff, Cessnock, Bass Hill, Norris Park and Ingleburn.

More than eight million containers have been returned since the container deposit scheme started on 1 December. The busiest day of the week for people to return their drink containers is Sunday. A new record was set on Sunday, 17 December with over 692,000 returns.

For more information on the container deposit scheme and a list of eligible drink containers, visit the Return and Earn website.

Return and Earn collection points closed on Christmas Day

No Return and Earn collection points will be open on Christmas Day.

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