Narrabri Shire Council

Return and Earn Reverse Vending open in Narrabri


Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced that Narrabri will have a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme, where people will be able to claim a 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they return.

The reverse vending machine will be located at Challenge Recycling, Arnold Street, Narrabri and will be online from today.

“People will be able to choose to donate their refund directly to charities, receive a docket redeemable for cash or an electronic transfer using PayPal at the machines.

“Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative to be introduced in NSW, and now there are more collection points for people to be involved,” Mr Humphries said.

As the Scheme is rolled out more collection points will be established across the Barwon electorate.

“The community will be very excited to see this much anticipated reverse vending machine installed in Narrabri,” said Narrabri Shire Mayor Cathy Redding. “It’s an excellent opportunity to further encourage recycling in Narrabri Shire and complement our existing programs at Council.”

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the Narrabri collection point was one of more than 544 operational sites across the state, with more to be rolled out in the weeks to come.

“There has been widespread community support for Return and Earn, with over 219 million containers returned across the state since December 1.” Said Ms Upton.

Most drink containers between 150ml and three litres are eligible for the 10c refund. Containers should be intact (not crushed or broken) and have a readable barcode to be eligible.

For more information, including a full list of eligible drink containers, visit:

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