I lived in NSW years ago and I’ve never heard of it. But I read that from next year you will be able to get money back for your recycling bottles and cans! http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015/nsw-premier-mike-baird-announces-2017-start-date-for-cash-for-cans-20150220-13k9gj.html
What a pity this plan didn’t exist when I lived there.
Published 17th February 2020