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New Return and Earn machine now open in Freemans Reach

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New Freemans Reach Return and Earn machine at Sciberras Fresh Produce.

City of Hawkesbury residents have a new location to recycle their eligible bottles and cans with a new Return and Earn machine now open at Sciberras Fresh Produce in Freemans Reach.

The new Return and Earn machine is the 12th return point in the Hawkesbury area, providing locals with even more convenient access to redeem their eligible bottles and cans for the 10c refund. 

Users of the new machine can print a voucher for the refund amount, which can be redeemed for cash at the local Sciberras Fresh Produce, or they can opt for an e-voucher or payment into their bank or PayPal using the Return and Earn app.    

Locals can also choose to 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.   

Ruff Track and The Womens Cottage are local donation partners listed on the Return and Earn app. Funds raised through Return and Earn support their important work in the Hawkesbury region.  

Local recyclers can also donate their refund to the current state-wide Return and Earn donation appeal in support of Little Wings, providing free air and ground transport for seriously ill children from regional and remote areas across NSW, allowing life-saving medical treatments. 

More than 11.4 billion containers have been returned for recycling through the network of over 630 return points across NSW since the scheme began in 2017, resulting in over $1 billion in container refunds back in people’s pockets.

Return and Earn has also become a key fundraising channel for many charities and community groups in NSW with more than $54 million raised from donations and fees from hosting return points since the scheme launched.    

The Freemans Reach Return and Earn machine is located in the carpark of Sciberras Fresh Produce at 364 Kurmond Road, Freemans Reach. The machine is open from 7:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, and 7:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays.

For more information visit:    

Quotes attributable to James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway, network operator for Return and Earn 

“City of Hawkesbury locals are already enthusiastic recyclers, having returned over 88 million eligible bottles, cans and cartons through local return points since the scheme began, resulting in more than $8.8 million in container refunds back to the community.

“I encourage everyone to make Return and Earn a part of your regular recycling routine. Together we can all contribute to a more sustainable future, where the materials that our bottles, cans and cartons are made of are kept in use and out of landfill.”  



Contact details:

Shirani Glover 0401 915 234 


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