Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock today announced that the Culburra community will soon have a return point for the NSW container deposit scheme Return and Earn, for people to claim 10 cents on their eligible drink containers. The reverse vending machine (RVM) will be located at Culburra Bowling Club.

RVMs provide community users a refund in three ways. They can:

  1. Receive the refund into a registered PayPal account by scanning the myTOMRA app code on your smartphone at the machine;
  2. Collect a printed voucher that can be redeemed for either cash or an in-store purchase at the retail partner (such as Woolworths, Coles, IGA);
  3. Donate to one of the donation partners listed on the machine.

Drink containers eligible for the 10 cent refund include most containers between 150ml and three litres. Containers must be intact (not crushed or broken) and have a readable barcode to be eligible for the refund.

Residents can still use their kerbside recycling bins for ineligible drink containers. They can also still place their eligible containers into the kerbside recycling bins or even donate them to local charities or community groups that are collecting them for fundraising purposes.

For more information, including a return point map, eligible drink containers, and how to apply to become a donation partner, visit: