Tweed Shire locals have a new and convenient location to exchange their eligible bottles and cans for cash with the opening of a new Return and Earn reverse vending machine (RVM) at Pottsville Sports.

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“The residents of Tweed Shire are enthusiastic recyclers and are to be commended for returning more than 85 million bottles and cans through Return and Earn since the scheme launched over three years ago.

“The new Pottsville Sports RVM brings the total number of return points available in the Tweed Shire to 5, this is also the first return point for Pottsville enabling locals now have even greater access to the scheme,” said James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn.

Consumers receive a 10c refund for each eligible bottle, can or carton they return, or can choose to donate their refund to one of the onscreen charity partners available on the machine, including the current local donation partner ‘Team Koala’s Incorporate’.

Until the end of August, users of the scheme can also opt to donate to a new state-wide charity initiative which is helping provide more accessible and equitable healthcare services for regional, rural and remote communities in NSW. The joint initiative by TOMRA and Return and Earn is raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Mr Dorney said users of the Pottsville Sports machine have the option to print a voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at Woolworths, or alternatively, they can opt for an e-voucher or payment directly into their bank account by downloading the MyTOMRA app before visiting.

“By using this RVM, the Pottsville community will be rewarded for their efforts while also helping their local environment,” he said.

The new RVM is one of over 620 return points available across NSW with more than 5.4 billion containers returned through the Return and Earn network for recycling since the scheme commenced three years ago.

The new Pottsville return point is located at:

Pottsville Sports Club

479 Tweed Coast Road, Pottsville

Open hours: 7am to 10pm daily

This Article first appeared in the Tweed Daily News.

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