Return & Earn

We are proud to announce that Australian Relief Organisation is now an Official Charity Partner to “NSW Government Return & Earn Scheme”.


Features of “Return and Earn” Scheme

Introduced by late 2017, “Return and Earn” is the largest litter recycling scheme that aims to of reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020.

Currently, there are 549 points established for collection across NSW for litter collection and most beverage containers between 150 ml and 3 litres (in volume) are eligible for a 10 cent refund.


What does our “Official Charity Partnership” mean?

For a sustainable environment, we encourage our supporters and the wider public to participate in the “Return & Earn Scheme”. In addition to environmental benefits, you can also give back to your community through this scheme.

Thanks to our Official Charity Partnership status with “Return and Earn”, you can now support our operations by donating your recyling refund to our charity.


How to Donate Your Recycling Refund to ARO

To donate your “Return and Earn” refund to Australian Relief Organisation:

  1. Take a (horizontal) picture of our barcode below and save to your mobile phone. This is our dedicated barcode for the “Return and Earn”.

  1. Take your eligible drink containers to Reverse Vending Machines (RVM).

Some Inner West RVM Locations:

  • Woolworths Granville – 6 Louis St, Granville NSW 2142
  • Woolworths Strathfield – Council Car park, 5 Churchill Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135
  • Woolworths Fairfield Heights – 163 The Boulevard Fairfield Heights NSW 2165
  • Woolworths Casula – 607 Hume Hwy Casula NSW 2170
  • Woolworths Carnes Hill –245 Cowpasture Road, Marketplace, Carnes Hill NSW 2171
  • Woolworths Revesby – 60 Macro Ave Revesby NSW, 2212
  • Alfa Trading – 25 Fairfield Street, Fairfield East, NSW 2165
  • Briars Sports Club – Ian Parade Concord, NSW 2137
  • Crown on MC Credie – 135 Fairfield Rd Guildford West, NSW 2161
  • Bankstown Plaza – 212 South Terrace, Bankstown NSW 2200
  1. Pull up the pic of our barcode on your mobile phone screen and scan the phone to the RVM (see item 1 for our barcode)
  2. Insert your containers into the Reverse Vending Machine.
  3. Select Donate or Paypal and your refund will be received by our organisation.


Thank you for your support.

For eligible containers, more locations and how to use the RVMs (video clips), visit

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