Nor-for-profit organisations in Dubbo have until July 23 to apply to be recipients of donations from people using Return and Earn reverse vending machines.
They are selected based on eligibility and on a first-come-first-served basis and will be rotated quarterly.
Groups can check their eligibility and apply to be on their nearest machine in the donation partners section of network operator TOMRA’s website. Visit tcnsw.com.au.
“We have already seen an overwhelming response to the Return and Earn Scheme throughout the state, with communities embracing the chance to earn money for their empty plastic and glass containers,” TOMRA chief executive officer Ryan Buzzell said.
“We are excited to be giving the people of Dubbo an opportunity to earn on their container returns, or support their local not-for-profits, while taking steps towards reducing litter in our environment.
“Being able to support your local community through donations to schools, sports groups, local charities and not-for-profits is a great incentive for everyone to use the reverse vending machines and makes the positive act of recycling even more rewarding.
“Groups are free to use the donations however they see fit, whether it helps provide funding to buy uniforms, host an event, replace or repair equipment, or go on an excursion.”