We’ve teamed up with Return and Earn to encourage everyone to recycle their empty drink containers and help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need!
Return and Earn is a NSW Government initiative launched in 2017, offering a 10c refund to consumers, with an option to donate to a charity listed on the screens, for recycling eligible drink containers at return points across NSW.  

AWL NSW is a not-for-profit charity, relying on generous donations from the community to help us to care for thousands of vulnerable animals each year. See below how your donated containers could go a long way for animals in need: 

  • 5 drink containers could provide a yummy daily treat for a dog in the shelter
  • 20 drink containers could provide a dog with a fun toy to enrich an animal’s life whilst in our shelter
  • 50 drink containers could provide a microchip to an animal
  • 100 drink containers could provide a dog with soft bedding

Not only can you help to save animals, but you can also help the environment! By recycling 50 bottles, you could save 293 litres of water, which equates to a 33-minute shower! You can check your environmental impact by recycling drink containers here

It’s easy!
  1. Bring your eligible bottles and cans to a Return and Earn vending machine. Find your local return point here.
  2. Insert your containers into the machine.
  3. Press ‘DONATE’ on the screen and select Animal Welfare League NSW.

100% of your refund will help the many animals that come into our care. Thank you for helping to rescue, rehabilitate & rehome animals in need!

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