TOMRA Cleanaway, ‘West Zone’ Network Operator for the Victorian Government’s Container Deposit Scheme ‘CDS Vic, has installed Reverse Vending Machine refund points in Daly’s IGA Heywood and Koroit.

Located at Daly’s IGA in both Heywood and Koroit, locals will be able to collect and recycle eligible bottles, cartons and cans, and receive 10 cents per item in return when the scheme starts on 1 November 2023.

“We’re very excited to have landed CDS Vic refund points in Heywood and Koroit, where locals will be able to conveniently drop off their eligible drink containers for a refund,” TOMRA Cleanaway CEO, James Dorney, said.

TOMRA’s world-leading Reverse Vending Machine technology will scan and verify each container as it’s deposited, and then provide options to the user to either receive the amount through a retail cash voucher, via digital transfer direct to a bank account, or for the amount to be sent as a donation to a nominated charity or community group.

“This is one of a number of machines to be rolled out in this area and across the state over the coming months, and we’re looking for more community partners to host registered refund points”

TOMRA Cleanaway has been appointed by the Victorian Government to deliver CDS Vic in 28 Local Government Areas across the west of Victoria and western suburbs of Melbourne, with almost 180 refund points to be established once the rollout has been fully completed.

It’s estimated half a billion eligible drink containers are disposed of annually across this region alone.

“We’re very excited to be part of Victoria’s new Container Deposit Scheme, and look forward to partnering with local businesses, charities and community groups across the State,” Mr. Dorney said.

This article first appeared in 94.5 3YB FM – “Refund Points Installed”.