COVID-19 Update: Our RVM is still accessible, and we ask that you follow NSW Health regulations.
UNSW gets behind Return & Earn
UNSW Sydney was the first educational institution in NSW to operate a reverse vending machine for refunds on recycled bottles and cans under the NSW Government's new Container Deposit Scheme in 2018. We have now returned almost 21 million containers (May 2022), which is a huge achievement for the UNSW community.
You can find our Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) near the Old Main Building entrance, next to Physics Lawn. Locate the RVM on our Sustainability Map here. Let’s reduce litter in NSW!