This year Narrandera Shire Council willingly embraced the Return and Earn scheme by installing a Reverse Vending machine (RVM) at the entrance to the Narrandera Waste Depot.
The RVM has proved to be a huge success both in the reduction of can and bottle litter around the area and as a source of funds for those people obtaining vouchers from the machine and redeeming them at Coles Narrandera.
The RVM has already reached an impressive milestone, registering 1,107,206 containers deposited or around 35,000 per week since the RVM was installed early this year.
Mayor Neville Kschenka said this week that Council readily committed to the installation of the RVM supplied by Tomra/Cleanaway, who has just announced that more than 4 billion containers have been returned for recycling across NSW since the scheme was launched in 2017.
“Narrandera has more than played its part in the Return and Earn Scheme which is delivering tangible environmental, social and economic benefits for the Shire and for NSW as a whole. I congratulate the residents of Narrandera Shire who have solidly supported the service offered at the RVM and urge them to continue to use the unit as a part of their daily lives,” Mayor Kschenka concluded.