Return and Earn Donation Partner

Do your bit to help us raise funds with Return and Earn

  • Our college is a Return and Earn Donation Partner. You can donate your Return and Earn funds to us to improve educational outcomes for adults in our community.

    The Return and Earn container deposit scheme is a NSW Government initiative funded by contributions from the beverage industry. It offers a 10c refund to consumers for depositing eligible drink containers at return points across NSW. Since launching on 1 December 2017, the scheme has collected over 2 billion containers through its 600+ return points and has helped reduce the volume of eligible drink container litter across the state.

    Before NSW introduced the Return and Earn scheme, more than 160 million drink containers littered our streets, beaches, waterways and parks. Drink container litter made up 44 per cent of the volume of litter in the state and cost more than $162 million a year to manage.


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  • Journey from waste to resource

    Bottles, cans and cartons make up a large proportion of the litter on our streets, beaches and green spaces. Tackling the problem costs NSW millions of dollars every year. Return and Earn is a way for us all to help solve the litter problem and be rewarded for our efforts.

    Reducing litter in our neighbourhoods, is one way we can all work together to help create a better life, improve our physical and mental health, and develop a more confident and purposeful outlook. Another way we can achieve these things is through learning.

    If you’re ready to make a difference to someone’s life through education, watch this short video to find out how easy it is to donate your Return and Earn funds to:

    • Gunnedah Community College; or
    • Narrabri Community College.