Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced that Goulburn Gateway will have a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme, where people will be able to claim 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they return.
The reverse vending machine will be located at Goulburn Gateway Service Station Hume Highway Common Sts and will be online from May 1. This is the second reverse vending machine for Goulburn.
“I’m pleased that Goulburn has been so supportive of the scheme, at the last count we have seen over 1.5M units recycled from the Goulburn Woolworths site.
“Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative to be introduced in NSW, and now there are more collection points for people to be involved,” Ms Goward said.
People will still 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.
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the Goulburn Gateway collection point was one of more than 565 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 278 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