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Recycle containers for SAFE!

Turn your empty drinks containers into money for SAFE! (NSW only). The best way to do this is to download the returnandearn app, (from 21 April 2024 SAFE will not appear as listed on any machines), choose SAFE as your charity of choice and start donating….(see below for instructions)

Eligible drinks containers must have a 10c sticker, cans must not be dented and bottles should have their lids if possible. Most larger plastic jugs and bottles are not accepted at the moment so always check for the 10c sticker!

To download the return and earn app:

  • In your phone go to google play or Apple apps
  • Search for the return and earn app nsw
  • Install
  • Open
  • Enter your email
  • Tick the privacy and terms and conditions box
  • Continue
  • You will be sent an email with a login link from Return and Earn
  • Click the Sign in button
  • Enter your name
  • In the ‘Hi ! Ready to Recycle’ screen
  • Scroll down to ‘Other’
  • Choose ‘Charities’
  • Type ‘SAFE Animal Rehoming’
  • Click ‘showing one campaign’
  • Click inside the SAFE description
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Set as payout’
  • Then in Edit payout ‘Set as Payout’ again
  • Close page
  • When you go to the machine to recycle your eligible containers, open the app on your phone and log in
  • The Welcome page will appear containing your personal barcode
  • Scan the barcode under the barcode reader (which is at the bottom right side of the container chute) & you will be welcomed onscreen
  • Put your eligible containers into the chute one by one
  • When you have finished watch out for the pop up on the screen and touch ‘Transfer’

The money will now be transferred automatically to SAFE…… Thank you!!