A new return and earn collection point for the Mid North Coast has opened at the Tuncurry Resource Recovery Centre.
Located at 48 Midge Orchid Road, Tuncurry, the collection point is an automated depot, which is capable of taking large amounts of containers.
“Resource Recovery Australia is proud to operate the only automated depot in the Myall Lakes area,” said David Rees, Resource Recovery spokesperson.
“It provides much needed access for the community of the Myall Lakes to a high-volume efficient return service.”
Return and earn is the state’s largest litter reduction initiative and has helped to reduce eligible drink container litter by a third since its introduction at the end of last year.
According to Stephen Bromhead, member for Myall Lakes, participating in return and earn is now easier than ever on the Mid North Coast, with a range of return points available.
“These include reverse vending machines, over-the-counter sites, and now a new automated depot,” Bromhead continued.
“The addition of this new automated depot means that people now have a convenient and quick way to return large amounts of containers, as well as smaller numbers.
“Return and earn has been widely embraced by the community with more than 7.8 million containers already returned in the Myall Lakes region.
“More than 681 million containers collected state-wide since the scheme began last December.”