On-Screen Donation Partners

Our Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) enable recyclers to donate their drink container refunds to one of up to four donation partners listed on the RVM screens.

With over 350 RVMs across NSW, there is an opportunity for hundreds of small and large charities, schools, sports clubs and local community groups to become on-screen donation partners and benefit from millions of refunds every year.

With no upfront costs or ongoing charges, RVMs connect not-for-profit organisations with a large network of potential donors. Not only does it help charities raise precious funds and increase their profiles in the community, but by receiving donations directly from the listing on our screens, it’s also an easy way for volunteers, supporters and generous recyclers to participate and give back to the community.

Donation partners can be listed on the screens of RVMs located in their area. Schools and sports clubs are generally featured on a couple of machines, while a regional charity could potentially be listed on more than 15 machines. State-wide charities can apply to be listed on the entire network of RVMs.

Contact us to become an On-Screen Donation Partner.

Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) enable recyclers to donate their drink container refunds to one of up to four donation partners listed on the screens.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) (RFDSSE)

RFDS SSE Chief Medical Officer Dr Randall Greenberg receiving the cheque from Local MP for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders on 6 December 2021

Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) (RFDSSE) provides medical emergency and primary health care services to communities located in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia that would otherwise not have access to such care. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an even greater demand for their critical work.

The opportunity to raise funds during this tough time was a welcome relief given the downturn in community activities, and the fact that we are still seeing the benefits of the campaign through the regular payments that are coming in from the App, shows the campaign has left a lasting impression on recyclers. ~ Jennifer Mastras, Community Partnerships Senior Coordinator at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) (RFDSSE)

Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia trains highly intelligent, specially-bred dogs to provide physical and emotional support to people living with mobility needs, autism or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It costs $40,000 and takes more than two years of training to transform a puppy into an Assistance Dog.

Fundraising through the scheme and through the “Donate” option directly on the screens of Reverse Vending Machines increased Assistance Dogs Australia’s brand awareness and provided a new source of revenue that has allowed us to train and place two more assistance dogs in NSW that have changed the lives of their new owners. ~ Richard Lord, National Training Centre Project Director

Resource Recovery Australia

Pymble Public School P&C

NOVEMBER 22, 2021: SYDNEY, NSW. Pymble Public School students Felix, Claudia, Emma, Lachlan, Will, Hubert and Emily with bottles and cans they have collected to recycle in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by John Appleyard Photography / Newspix) Contact Email: newspix@newsltd.com.au Contact Web URL: www.newspix.com.au Contact Email: newspix@newsltd.com.au

The Pymble Public School Parents & Citizens (P&C) association undertakes a range of fundraising events and activities for students and families throughout the year. The P&C’s goal is to ensure all students can enjoy an engaging and fulfilling time at school, as well as improving grounds and facilities.

The school was listed as an on-screen donation partner at three local Reverse Vending Machines, making it simple for the school community to support the P&C’s fundraising campaign.

By running a class-based competition, students rose to the challenge and we saw an incredible number of containers donated – with one class collecting 4,432 in just eight weeks! The team has been wonderful in responding to any requests and supporting us at every step. ~ Danielle Visione from Pymble Public School P&C

KellyvilleKellyville Rural Fire Service

Kellyville Fire and Rescue

A volunteer firefighter for more than three decades, David Mynard from Kellyville RFS has seen a lot of changes over time to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) fundraising initiatives. Historically, a main source of fundraising was through helping farmers deal with green waste, such as fallen trees and branches. David and his team suggested that raising funds through recycling drink containers was a new opportunity to engage with the community.

Our volunteers didn’t have to commit time to do the fundraising. The process for Kellyville RFS to be featured on local Reverse Vending Machines was very smooth, without a lot of red tape, or the need to jump through hoops, like some other grants. ~ David Mynard from the Kellyville RFS

Hornsby Ku-Rin-Gai Women’s Refuge

Hornsby Ku-Rin-Gai Women’s Shelter

Hornsby Women's Shelter

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter provides temporary supported accommodation for women who are victims of domestic violence and/or homelessness. The shelter provides a safe, non-threatening environment for women, as well as working with local, state and federal politicians to bring about policy change. The shelter is entirely dependent on donations, so being featured on local Reverse Vending Machines in the Hornsby area has had a big impact on the charity and the women and kids it helps protect.

Individuals, businesses and community organisations have been very supportive. They understand the real benefits that recycling and donating via Return and Earn brings to the most vulnerable people in our community. ~ Louise McCann, ex-President, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

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