The Inner West has a new location for locals to Return and Earn with the opening of a reverse vending machine (RVM) at White Bay Power Station in Rozelle.

TOMRA Cleanaway welcomes White Bay Power Station to the network!

Inner West Council residents are enthusiastic recyclers, having returned more than 94.4 million containers since Return and Earn launched in December 2017, resulting in more than $9.4 million in refunds back into the hands of the community.

“This new RVM brings the total number of return points in the Inner West Council area to 13 which is a real win for the local community, providing them with even greater access and convenience,” said James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn.

Consumers receive a 10c refund for each eligible bottle, can, or carton they return.

Users of the White Bay machine have the option to print a voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at Woolworths; they can opt for an e-voucher or payment into their PayPal or bank account by downloading the MyTOMRA app before visiting, or they can choose to donate some or all of their refund to one of the charity partners listed on the machine.

“More than $22 million has been raised through the scheme so far for charities and community groups state-wide via donations and fees from hosting return points. In the Inner West, local charities and schools are increasingly using the scheme to raise much-needed funds,” Mr Dorney said.

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is currently featured as the local donation partner on the White Bay machine with all donations received helping fund their important work in the local community.

Local recyclers can also support the Royal Flying Doctors Service, also featured on the machine as the state-wide major donation partner.

Dorney added the new return point is one of more than 620 return points available across NSW with more than 5.6 billion containers returned through the scheme in just over 3 years.

“By using this return point, in combination with your household recycling collection, we can all do our bit to reduce the millions of containers that are littered in the NSW environment each year while also being rewarded for our efforts,” said Mr Dorney said.

This article first appeared in the News for Business website.

Contact us for information in partnering to host a return point.

The White Bay Power Station RVM is located at:

28 Robert Street,


Open hours: 7am to 10pm daily