Scot MacDonald
26th May 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme is due to come online today at Kotara.

The reverse vending machine will be located at Kotara Home, 30 Northcott Drive Kotara.

“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 there are more collection points for the Charlestown community to be involved.”

“There has been widespread community support for Return and Earn, with over 350 million containers returned across the state since December 1.”

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 and location of collection points, visit: