Moruya will soon be home to a reverse vending machine as part of the NSW Government’s container deposit scheme rollout.
The kiosk will be installed at Woolworths Moruya in the coming weeks ahead of the scheme’s official launch on December 1.
Under the scheme, people in NSW will be able to return most empty beverage containers between 150 ml and three litres to collection points for a 10-cent refund.
Hundreds of collection points are expected to be installed at supermarkets across the state.
Refunds will be redeemable at all Woolworths supermarkets and can be used as a credit voucher towards shopping at the supermarket.
Refunds can also be donated directly to a selected charity or transferred to a designated bank account.
Bega MP Andrew Constance said the scheme would be easy and convenient.
“It will be a game-changer – it will make a major contribution to helping the NSW Government reach its goal to reduce litter volume by 40 per cent by 2020,” Mr Constance said.
Containers should not crushed or broken and have the original label attached to be eligible for the refund.
For more information, visit www.returnandearn.org.au
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