NSW Container Deposit Scheme - "Return and Earn"
On Saturday 29 July 2017, Gabrielle Upton the NSW Minister for the Environment announced that the NSW Container Deposit Scheme would commence on 1 December 2017. The scheme will enable the people of NSW to "return and earn" by returning used beverage containers to nominated collection points to receive a 10c return per container.
The purpose of the scheme it to reduce litter in NSW and increase the recycling rates of beverage containers. It should be noted that only selected containers are eligible under the scheme and more information about which containers are eligible and where collection points might be located in Bathurst can be found on the Return and Earn website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn
Residents are encouraged to continue to use the yellow lid fortnightly recycling service for all recyclable material including beverage containers and Council will continue to post more information on this page as it becomes available, Council is currently awaiting more details from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
For more information about the scheme please please contact Engineering Services on 6333 6100 or visit the NSW EPA website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn