Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has announced that a second reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme is online in Kurri Kurri.
The newest reverse vending machine is located at Coles Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, 3 Tarro Street, Kurri Kurri and is open Monday to Sunday 7am till 10pm.
It will complement the existing machine at All Fun Rides,147 Mitchell Ave, Kurri Kurri.
“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 Kurri Kurri community to be involved.”
“There has been widespread community support for Return and Earn, with over 359 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: www.returnandearn.org.au