Member for Oatley Mark Coure joined Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton to inspect the new Return and Earn reverse vending machine kiosk at Club Grandviews in Peakhurst today.
The Peakhurst reverse vending machine kiosk is the latest to be installed as part of the NSW Container Deposit Scheme, which has seen over 119 million containers returned since the Scheme started 1 December 2017.
“It’s fantastic news that the people of Oatley now have a reverse vending machine kiosk where they can receive their 10 cent refund when they return eligible drink containers,” Mr Coure said.
“People can choose to donate their refund to charities, receive a docket redeemable for cash or get an electronic transfer using PayPal at the machines.”
Ms Upton said the Peakhurst collection point was one of more than 460 sites operating across the State, with more collection points opening every week.
“Return and Earn is all about giving people an incentive to recycle their drink containers, and it’s great to see the NSW community getting involved,” Ms Upton said.
Local charities can now be displayed on reverse vending machines and are encouraged to register at www.returnandearn.org.au/community.
Most drink containers between 150ml and three litres are eligible for the 10 cent refund. Eligible drink containers have been selected based on those most commonly found in the NSW environment and to align with schemes in SA and the NT.
For more information, including a full list of eligible drink containers, please visit www.returnandearn.org.au.