Express your interest to be a Return Point Partner!
Do you want to be a part of the resource revolution?
TOMRA is looking for extra locations for our reverse vending machine kiosks to allow members of the community to return drink containers for a 10c refund.
About Return & Earn
Return and Earn is a litter reduction initiative of the NSW Government which commenced on 1 December 2017. There are more than 600 collection points across the State, including 320+ kiosks, where NSW consumers can return eligible bottles, cans and cartons to obtain a refund of 10 cents per container. The scheme has already collected and recycled over 2 Billion eligible drink containers as of July 2019.
Learn more about the scheme here.
About TOMRA in NSW
TOMRA operates over 320 kiosks across NSW as part of the Return and Earn scheme. This network provides key, convenient locations for the public to return their eligible containers where they receive their refund either electronically through our myTOMRA app, through our partners such as Woolworths, Coles and IGA or they can choose to donate their refund to charity.
Our kiosks have proven to bring visitors and revenue to the shopping centres or businesses in which they are located. We are in the process of optimising and expanding our network and we are seeking sites at suitable locations across NSW.
You can learn more about TOMRA here.
What are the benefits of hosting a reverse vending machine (RVM) kiosk?
There are multiple benefits in hosting an RVM kiosk. Some depend on the nature of your interest.
- For supermarkets or other retailers who become redemption partners, an RVM kiosk nearby will almost certainly increase per capita spend in-store.
- For Councils, placing a kiosk in a convenient location provides a fundamental service to your local community and helps play a genuine part in the State Government’s litter reduction initiative.
- A kiosk is a tangible and visible way to be ‘part of the solution’ and in particular to addressing the plastics-related environmental challenges affecting our waterways and oceans.
- A kiosk has a strong connection to charities. We have so far supported 15 major charities and over 300 local charities, community groups and schools around NSW.
What are we looking for?
We are interested in sites which are convenient to the public such as:
- External car parks of medium to large shopping centres or supermarkets
- Petrol stations or highly visible sites with significant passing traffic
- Council or privately-owned car parks with high daytime visitation
The total space required for a kiosk and it’s access, typically takes around four car parking spaces or around 45 square metres. For more information, see our detailed site checklist here.
What is involved operationally?
You simply provide us with the site and we take care of the rest
- Site Setup
- Ongoing Cleaning & Maintenance
- Collections managed by our Collection partner
User interaction is simple: see how here.
What is the process and timeline if I propose a site?
Simply complete the form below and our team will get in touch.