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Wollongong City Council

Return and Earn

You can return many types of bottles, cans and cartons for a 10 cent refund through the NSW Government’s container deposit scheme.

To find out more, including local collection points and which containers are eligible, visit the Return and Earn website.

Your yellow bin

Return and Earn does not affect what you can put in your yellow recycling bin. Many of the containers that aren’t accepted by Return and Earn can still go in your yellow bin.

Look for the recycling triangle symbol and check the Wollongong Waste website for details of what you can put in your yellow bin.