Container refunds coming to Woolworths

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Reverse vending machines will be located at or near Woolworths supermarkets from 1 December 2017.

As part of Return and Earn, NSW’s container deposit scheme, up to 180 reverse vending machines at Woolworths supermarkets across the state will allow people to drop off their empty containers and redeem vouchers.

People will be able to donate their refund directly to selected charities or transfer it to their designated bank account.

Refunds will be redeemable at all Woolworths supermarkets (except Metro stores) and can also be used as a credit voucher towards shopping at the supermarket.

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the partnership with Woolworths means the scheme will be accessible and easy for people to return their empty containers and receive their refund.

“This is the first step in rolling out more than 500 collection points across NSW – the roll out of reverse vending machines as part of a statewide scheme is a first for Australia,” Ms Upton said.

The participating Woolworths store locations will be finalised in the coming weeks.

Find out more information about Return and Earn

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