Pittwater Life April 2018 Issue

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Earn cash returning bottles, cans

Pittwater’s first ‘Return and Earn’ reverse

vending machine – where residents can

drop off empty drink containers and claim

a 10 cent refund per unit – has opened in

Warriewood.

Accessed via the Indoor Sports Centre

carpark off

Jacksons Rd, the

machine accepts

most 150ml to

three-litre drink

containers and

allows users

to transfer

refunds either

to designated

bank accounts,

donate to

selected

charities,

or receive a

credit voucher

redeemable for

cash at Woolworths supermarkets.

Container materials eligible for a refund

include glass, plastic, aluminium, steel and

liquid paperboard (cartons).

Containers should be empty, uncrushed,

unbroken and have the original label attached.

(Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers

are not eligible and should continue to be

placed in recycling bins for collection.)

Hours are Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm,

with the maximum number of containers

per transaction 500.

Word is weekends can be particularly busy,

with queues and parking an issue, so best

aim to return containers during the week.

You can also

take containers

to the North

Narrabeen

Newsagent (3/1

Powderworks

Rd) or Danny

Deli Cafe

(26 Avalon

Pde Avalon

Beach) who are

taking overthe-counter

returns.

A NSW

Environment

Protection

Authority spokesperon said there were now

more than 500 collection points across NSW

with more than 150 million drink containers

having been refunded in just the first three

months of operation.

An interactive map on the Return and

Earn website www.returnandearn.org.au

lists all locations and a full list of eligible

containers.

– Lisa Offord

10 APRIL 2018

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