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Holbrook Return and Earn machine

Holbrook locals have a new location to recycle their eligible bottles and cans with the opening of a Return and Earn machine at the Holbrook Sporting Complex.    

The Holbrook Return and Earn machine is the third return point in the Greater Hume Shire, making it even easier and more convenient for the local community to redeem their eligible drink containers for the 10c refund. 

Users of the new machine have the option to print a voucher for the refund amount, redeemable for cash at Holbrook News and Gifts. Or they can download the Return and Earn app and opt for an e-voucher or payment directly into their bank account or PayPal.    

Locals can also donate their refund to one of the charity partners listed on the machine or one of the many charities listed on the Return and Earn app.  

Panthers Basketball Albury is featured as the initial local donation partner on the Holbrook machine, with funds raised through Return and Earn supporting the local volunteer group’s work helping young people through sport.  

Local recyclers can also donate their refund to the current state-wide Return and Earn donation appeal in support of Youth Off The Streets and their work providing crisis support, education, housing and employment services for vulnerable young Australians.    

Return and Earn has become a key fundraising channel for many charities and community groups across NSW. More than $47 million has been raised from donations and fees from hosting return points since the scheme launched. 

More than 10.4 billion bottles, cans and cartons have been returned for recycling through the network of 616 return points across NSW since the scheme began in 2017, resulting in over $1.4 billion in refunds back in people’s pockets.   

The Holbrook Return and Earn machine is located at the Holbrook Sporting Complex, Lot 186 Bowler St, Holbrook and will be open from 8am to 8pm daily.     

For more information on Return and Earn visit:     


QUOTES attributable to James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for the scheme 

Greater Hume Shire residents are enthusiastic recyclers, having returned more than 8.5 million bottles, cans and cartons through local return points since the scheme began.  

I encourage all residents to use the new Holbrook machine, alongside your regular household recycling, and together we can all do our bit to contribute to a more sustainable future where materials are kept in the loop and out of landfill and the litter stream. 

Contact details:

Evonne McCabe 0438 459 524


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