COVID-19 Update (TEMP CLOSURE 20/7): All Collection Points in Greater Sydney have been closed for the COVID Lockdown.  We’ll reopen soon! At other times: Wear gloves; one person per load; maintain 1.5m social distance and wash your hands before and after visiting. Our staff are also following these safety instructions and regularly cleaning surfaces. More Health Dept info on COVID-19 here

Turn your drink containers into cash

Drive in – Drive out. We’ll do it for you.

 

We make it easy to get your 10 cent refund

Citizen Blue Five Dock is your local Return & Earn. We offer drive-in service while you wait. Our friendly staff will process your bottles and cans and give you on-the-spot 10c per eligible container cash rebate. 

Areas We Service

FIVE DOCK, BURWOOD, STRATHFIELD, CANADA BAY, GLADESVILLE, LEICHHARDT, LANE COVE, MARRICKVILLE, CONCORD, DRUMMOYNE, CROYDON, CABARITA, ASHFIELD, SUMMER HILL – THE INNER WEST

Items we accept and do not accept

Please review carefully to see what items are eligible for refunds at CitizenBlue.

All Beer, Cider & Alcoholic

Ready to Drink: Bottles & Cans
[EXCLUSIONS: BOTTLES 3 LITRES + WINE & SPIRIT BOTTLES]

All Plain & Flavoured Water

Plastic, Glass, Cans & Cartons
[EXCLUSIONS: BOTTLES 3 LITRES+]

Fruit & Vegetable Juice to
1 litre

Bottles & Cartons
[EXCLUSIONS: BOTTLES 1 LITRE + CORDIAL & JUICE CONCENTRATES]

Soft Drinks & Energy Drinks

Aluminium, Plastic & Glass
[EXCLUSIONS: BOTTLES 3 LITRES+]

Flavoured Milk, Ice Coffee & Tea to 1 litre

Bottles & Cartons
[EXCLUSIONS: PLAIN MILK OR MILK SUBSTITUTES (E.G. SOY MILK)]

Other containers not specified?

Please check the EPA database, to see if your container can be refunded.

Where to find us

CitizenBlue is located at 53-75 Queens Rd, Five Dock, NSW, 2046, Australia. Entry is via Dock 8, William St.

Trading Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm 
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Members of Our Charity

Return and Earn & CitizenBlue clean up the environment

A clean environment is crucial to our quality of life.  Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – a magnificent harbour, fringed by white sandy beaches and beautiful parks and waterways…yet those wonders (and the lucrative tourist dollar), are threatened by the plague of plastic and other rubbish proliferating in our waterways and coastline. There is already a huge effort being made to take back the rubbish with state and local governments spending over $150 million each year combating litter. Businesses and home owners spend even more, and every week dozens of groups are cleaning up beaches, parks and streets. Despite these efforts, we still had a lot of drink container litter, including plastic which becomes plastic pollution in the oceans.

With Return and Earn, the cash for containers refund scheme having begun in NSW in December 2017, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a big impact on the war on waste!

To that end, we have founded CitizenBlue to earn funds from the Return and Earn drink bottle and can refund scheme at our Five Dock depot, to help you recycle and support our programs to stop waste to water.

We invite business, government, community groups and you to join us in making Sydney the cleanest city in the world!

Click here to learn more about how we’ll do it.

Targeting Rubbish in Critical Coastal Communities 

Many of our larger coastal communities are really struggling to cope with the flood of rubbish imported into their towns. Most communities’ stormwater and sewage runs down our mountains and foothills, before being disgorged into the ocean, already struggling with a tourist and visitor population that can double the waste generated by its residents.