Roselands has a new location for locals to return and earn with the opening of a new Return and Earn machine at Roselands Vicinity Shopping Centre.
Canterbury-Bankstown residents are already enthusiastic recyclers, having returned more than 298 million containers for recycling since Return and Earn launched in December 2017.
“This new Return and Earn machine brings the total number of return points in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown to 29. This is fantastic news for the local community, providing them with even greater access and convenience to return their eligible bottles and cans,” said James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn.
Located in the carpark of Roselands Vicinity Shopping Centre, the new machine gives users the option to print a voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at Woolworths, or they can opt for an e-voucher or payment direct into their bank account or Paypal by downloading the Return and Earn app. They can also choose to donate some or all of their refund to one of the charity partners listed on the machine.
“More than $30 million has been raised for charities and community groups via donations and fees from hosting return points since scheme commencement. In the Canterbury Bankstown area, local charities and schools are increasingly using the scheme to raise much-needed funds,” Mr Dorney said.
Brothers in Need is currently featured as the local donation partner on the Roselands machine. The charity provides support to people experiencing homelessness, illness and other hardships.
Local recyclers using the machine can also support the latest state-wide major donation partners Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL) and GIVIT. AWL rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals in need, while through GIVIT customers can support communities affected by the recent floods.
To date more than 7.3 billion containers have been returned for recycling through the network of 618 return points across NSW.
“By using this return point, in combination with your household recycling, we can all do our bit to reduce litter and landfill, and contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Mr Dorney.
The Roselands Return and Earn machine is located at Roselands Vicinity Shopping Centre on Roselands Avenue and is open from 7am to 6pm daily.
For more information on Return and Earn including container eligibility or the status of your nearest return point, visit: www.returnandearn.org.au.
To download the Return and Earn app, search for ‘Return and Earn’ in the App or Google Store.
This article first appeared in Local News Plus.