RETURN AND EARN REVERSE VENDING MACHINE NOW AT WOOLWORTHS SCHOFIELDS
Written on the 20 April 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced that a third reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme has now been installed in the Riverstone electorate, where people will be able to claim 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they return.
The reverse vending machine is located at Woolworths Schofields on Railway Terrace, across the road from Schofields Station, and is online ready to collect used eligible containers.
"People will be able to choose to donate their refund directly to charities, receive a docket redeemable for cash or an electronic transfer using PayPal at the machines," Mr Conolly said.
The two other reverse vending machines located at Parklea Markets and at the United service station on Windsor Road Vineyard are being heavily used with Vineyard processing 22,473 and Parklea 15,677 returned containers over just the last weekend.
"There are now more collection points locally and across the state for people to return their used containers," Mr Conolly said.
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the Woolworths Schofields collection point was one of 555 operational sites across the state, with more to be rolled out in the weeks to come.
"There has been widespread community support for Return and Earn, with over 248 million containers returned across the state since December 1," said Ms Upton.
Most drink containers between 150ml and three litres are eligible for the 10c refund. Containers should be intact (not crushed or broken) and have a readable barcode to be eligible.
For more information, including a full list of eligible drink containers, visit: www.returnandearn.org.au
Author: Kevin Conolly
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