Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC has announced a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme will be installed and come online today at West Gosford Coles, West Gosford Shopping Centre on Brisbane Water Drive, the first reverse vending machine for Gosford.
“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 MacDonald said.
“Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative to be introduced in NSW, and now the Gosford community can get involved.”
“The NSW Government is committed to the Return and Earn scheme and further reverse vending machines and other collection months will be developed across the Central Coast in the coming months.”
“It is unfortunate that the Labor Party has been so negative about the scheme considering they failed to implement their own container deposit scheme.”
“There has been widespread community support for Return and Earn, with over 154 million containers returned across the state since December 1st 2017”, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said.
Over 6 million containers have been returned to reverse vending machines on the Central Coast.
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