CDS points now at three Western towns, but no cities yet

The small town of Dunedoo has become the latest spot were people will be able to return eligible containers in the NSW Government’s Return and Earn container deposit scheme, the Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has announced.

Containers can be taken to Dunedoo Waste, 128 Avonside Road, for a 10-cent refund.

Dunedoo joins Wellington and Bourke on the list of Central West and Western NSW container collection points. The cities of Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo have not been included so far. 

“The scheme will be a game-changer – 49 per cent of litter by volume is made up of beverage containers – and 43 per cent of the total volume is containers that will be caught by the scheme,” Mr Humphries said.

“The community can exchange empty eligible containers over the counter at the depot for a cash refund. Some of the smaller over-the-counter collection points have a maximum refund limit to minimise the time taken to count and verify the containers and process the refund.

“If a community member wants to return more than 100 containers to an over-the-counter collection point they can call 1800 290 691 to check for any limits at their local site,” he said.

As the scheme is rolled out more collection points will be established across the Barwon electorate.

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the rollout was a massive logistical exercise.

“This is proof that Return and Earn is coming to a suburb or town near all of us. There are plenty more to be installed across the state in the coming weeks as the rollout continues,” Ms Upton said.

Drink containers eligible for the 10-cent refund include most containers between 150ml and three litres. Containers should not be crushed or broken and have the original label attached to be eligible.

The network of collection points will include reverse vending machines, over-the-counter collection points such as selected cafes, service stations, small grocers and newsagencies, and automated depots for large volumes of drink containers.

A map of collection points is available at: www.returnandearn.org.au.