“This Return and Earn machine will provide the local community with greater access to redeem their eligible bottles and cans for the 10c refund,” – James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn.
It’s now even more convenient for Portland residents to return and earn with a new Return and Earn machine that opened at Portland Golf Club in December last year.
Lithgow City Council residents are already enthusiastic recyclers, returning more than 27 million containers for recycling since Return and Earn launched in December 2017. The new Return and Earn machine will be the 2nd collection point provided in the area.
“This Return and Earn machine will provide the local community with greater access to redeem their eligible bottles and cans for the 10c refund,” said James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn.
Users of the Portland machine have the option to print a voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at Portland IGA, or they can opt for an e-voucher or payment into their bank account or PayPal by downloading the Return and Earn App before visiting.
They can also donate their refund to one of the charity partners listed on the machine or hundreds of charities on the Return and Earn App.
Since its commencement on 1 December 2017, Return and Earn have become a vital fundraising channel for many charities and community groups in NSW.
“Return and Earn has become a key fundraising channel for many charities and community groups in NSW. More than $42 million has been raised from donations and fees from hosting return points over the last five years,” Mr Dorney said.
To date, more than 9 billion containers have been returned for recycling through the network of 600+ return points across NSW.
The Portland Golf Club Return and Earn machine is located at 33 Bell Street, Portland and is open from 7am to 7pm daily.
Vist Return and Earn for more information, including checking container eligibility or the status of your nearest return point.
To download the Return and Earn app, search for ‘Return and Earn’ in the App Store.
This article first appeared in Lithgow Mercury.