The long-awaited Return and Earn in Mudgee has been in operation since Sunday.
The Mudgee Guardian has fielded many requests for instruction on how to use it, so we decided to go down and see it works.
During the visit, we were informed that Mid-Western Regional Council will be ensuring some upkeep by cleaning out the machine twice a day.
A Council Spokesperson said it is a joint effort between the council and TOMRA Cleanaway.
“Council has been contracted by Return and Earn network operator, TOMRA Cleanaway to clean the machines twice daily on weekdays,” they said.
“Council’s supported workforce will be conducting the cleans.”
The Return and Earn, located at Jubilee Oval, accepts cans, cartons, plastic bottles and glass from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
How to Return and Earn:
- Step 1:
Determine which station your items belong to - either a cans, cartons and plastic bottle station or a glass station.
- Step 2:
Place your item into the space provided, ensuring your items travels up the conveyor belt. *Bottles will automatically be scanned *
- Step 3:
Either scan myTOMRA App or collect the receipt with total funds.
- Step 4:
Go to Woolworths to redeem funds, or donate money to a charity.
- Step 5:
Keep Return and Earning!
For more information, head to https://returnandearn.org.au/