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HopeStreet partners with TOMRA Return and Earn to raise funds

Support BaptistCare HopeStreet with much-needed funds by recycling eligible cans and glass bottles through Return and Earn locations across NSW.

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20 April 2022

News | HopeStreet

From now until 16 October, people can support BaptistCare HopeStreet with much-needed funds when they recycle eligible cans and glass bottles at 20 Return and Earn locations across NSW.

Speaking about the recycling and fundraising initiative, Scott Lockie, BaptistCare's Corporate Fundraising specialist said it can be hard for people to know what they can do, but this simple recycling activity will make a huge difference to local communities that HopeStreet is serving.

"Our HopeStreet teams are supporting men, women and families living below the poverty line, experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. It’s a big job, and we always value the support of our staff and volunteers, our donors, partners and the community," he said.

"We hope the communities where we operate, and beyond, will get behind us on this initiative - it's great for our work, and great for the environment too," he said.

Every can or bottle is worth 10 cents, and funds raised will go towards our HopeStreet locations and teams who are providing safe and welcoming places where people can access:

  • Low cost food and emergency food hampers
  • Clothing and toiletries
  • A warm shower and a hot meal
  • Case work support to work through challenges such as housing, mental health, or domestic violence
  • No Interest Loans
  • Counselling and group programs.


  1. Visit one of 20 Return and Earn Locations across NSW to recycle your cans and bottles (listed below)
  2. When collecting your refund, press Donate and follow the instructions on the screen to select BaptistCare HopeStreet
  3. Feel good about your contribution to HopeStreet and to the environment.

If you're not nearby to one of these 20 locations, you can still donate to HopeStreet when recycling. Download the TOMRA app today and follow the prompts when recycling, to choose HopeStreet as your charity of choice.

The participating Return and Earn locations are below, and we’ve also shown where our nearby HopeStreet locations are, so you can see the impact you’ll be making in your local community.


Location of Return and Earn

Closest HopeStreet

Wagga Wagga

  • Woolworths Wagga Wagga, 41-51 Lake Albert Rd
  • Woolworths Wagga Wagga North, 30 Gurwood Street

HopeStreet Wagga Wagga



  • Cnr King St & Northcliffe Dr, Warrawong
  • Port Kembla Golf Club, Golf Place, Primbee

HopeStreet Warilla North


  • Budget Petrol, 53 Sydney Rd
  • Mobil, 129 Lagoon St

HopeStreet Goulburn


South Grafton

  • Grafton Shopping World, 52-74 Fitzroy Street
  • Coles South Grafton, 93 Bent Street

HopeStreet Grafton





  • 3 Angophora Drive, Warabrook
  • Swell Storage Carrington, 4 Gross Street, Carrington
  • Woolworths Mayfield, Maitland Rd & Valencia St, Mayfield
  • Waratah Village, 84A Georgetown Rd, Waratah

HopeStreet Mayfield

North St Marys

St Marys

  • Home Co, 213 Forrester Rd, North St Marys
  • St Marys Village, Charles Hackett Dr, St Marys

HopeStreet St Marys




  • Woolworths, 28 Blue Gum Rd, Jesmond
  • Wallsend Village, Cnr Cowper St & Kokera St, Wallsend
  • Cnr Churnwood Dr & Minmi Rd, Fletcher

HopeStreet Wallsend

Mount Hutton


Bennetts Green

  • Woolworths Lake Macquarie / Mt Hutton, 46 Wilsons Rd
  • Windale Gateshead Bowling Club, 2A Lake Street
  • Bennetts Green Shopping Centre, 7-15 Groves Rd

HopeStreet Windale

You can read more about recycling at Return and Earn centres here.

Spread the word

BaptistCare HopeStreet is looking to raise $20,000 in six months.

We’d appreciate you spreading the word with family and friends about the important work HopeStreet is doing, and this opportunity to both recycle and support our services with vital funds. Every bottle and can will make a difference! Thanks in advance for your help and support.