Cans into cash

From 2018, receive the New South Wales 10 cent container refund at reverse vending machines at NSW Coles supermarkets.

When reverse vending machines are rolled out at NSW 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 roll-out 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, see the Return and Earn website


31 December 2017.