Return & Earn Bulk Collection Centre open
Thursday, 08 February 2018
Our Return & Earn Bulk Collection Centre for people with 100+ eligible containers is located at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road.
The Container Deposit Scheme facility is open three days per week – Wednesday and Thursday from 7am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.
The Bulk Collection Centre is aimed at businesses and community organisations who have collected bulk containers, but can be used by anyone with over 100 containers.
It is a great way for schools and sporting clubs to fundraise and make money for special projects while teaching students or members the value of recycling.
The Bulk Collection Centre provides cash refunds and we can arrange direct deposits for groups or schools who will be recycling on a regular basis.
Those visiting the Bulk Collection Centre do not have to go over the weighbridge – simply follow the signage on-site at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
People should also be aware that anyone who brings in more than 500 containers at one time will be required to complete a statutory declaration to state that the containers have been purchased within NSW.
If you have questions regarding the new Bulk Collection Centre, phone us on 1300 87 83 87.
Return and Earn rules
Containers cannot be broken or crushed, as the barcode must be able to be scanned by the counting machine. Any containers that are unable to be scanned will not be eligible for a refund.
Which containers can be returned for a refund?
Most 150ml to three-litre drink containers will be eligible for a 10-cent refund. Containers that may be eligible for a refund include:
- Liquid paperboard (cartons)
Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached. Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are generally not eligible.
Which containers aren't eligible for a refund?
Containers that cannot be deposited for a refund include:
- Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
- Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
- Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
- Glass containers for wine and spirits
- Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more
- Sachets for wine of 250ml or more
- Containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
Registered health tonics
If containers are not eligible, please place in your yellow recycling bin or in the skips at the Brewster Street Drop-off Centre.
For more information on the Return and Earn scheme, visit returnandearn.org.au.
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