‘Return and Earn’ – December 1 2017

November 29 2017

The return of recycling is almost here in Deniliquin thanks to the installation of the ‘Return and Earn’ depot outside Central IGA.

Prices of drinks have been raised across the board to accommodate this scheme in which 10 cents is given back to consumers for every bottle they put into the machine.

Money is given either by Paypal transfer or you can receive vouchers to use at the Supermarket.

Users can also donate to organizations such as Planet Ark, Surf Life Saving New South Wales, St Vincent de Paul Society and Cancer Council NSW.

Below is some of the details we’ve cobbled together from sites.

How do you get a digital refund?

You will need to download the myTOMRA App on iTunes or  Google Play and then create a profile and follow instructions to link your PayPal account.

How to use myTOMRA?

Before you put your cans and bottles in, opp the app and scan your personal myTOMRA app barcode at the scanner, You will then see your name on the machine screen and proceed from there.

A detailed instruction guide can be found here

What is accepted in the machine?

Glass Drink Containers
Plastic Drink Containers
Aluminium Drink Containers (Coke etc)
Steel Drink Containers
Liquid paperboard (cartons) drink containers

The sizes from 150ml to three litres in volume.




All of the above containers must be empty, must not be crushed, are not broken in any way and they must have the original label attached.

What is not accepted by the machine?

Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are generally not eligible
Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
Glass containers for wine and spirits
Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more
Sachets for wine of 250ml or more
Containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
Registered health tonics.


Assuming consumers keep every cola or beer can in a pack after drinking, consumers can get back as much as $3 per box if they buy the maximum amount and whilst this amount is small, it can come in handy for those who wish to save up on PayPal to pay for things Christmas presents or Easter Eggs and of course Birthday purchases.

We hope this guide by us makes some sense to people and that when December 1 comes around, people can use the machine without a hitch.


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