Return and Earn - Reverse Vending Machine

Council unveiled the first reverse vending machine in Strathfield on Tuesday 6 March and Homebush West on Friday 27 September.

The machines are located in the Council carpark across from Strathfield Plaza and in the Homebush West  car park. The machines will accept containers made from glass, plastic, aluminium, steel and liquid cardboard (cartons). Residents returning containers will earn 10c for every item.

Containers don’t need to be pristine but they should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached.

Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction scheme introduced in NSW, and is working towards reducing the volume of litter in the state by 40% by 2020. Strathfield Council is proud to be working with Return and Earn to help protect our environment and promote recycling.

As of November 2019, over 9.7 million containers have been collected and diverted from landfill. Keep up the great work!

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