Reverse Vending Machines – RVMs

    What is a Reverse Vending Machine? It’s a marvellous piece of technology that takes drink containers from users and provides them with a refund. Used all over the world, they are the linchpin of container deposit schemes and are critical in capturing material for effective recycling.

    Our Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) are world-class in scanning and collecting technology. Quick, easy and automated, they can take 100 containers per second making them great for both small and large quantities. RVMs are located across New South Wales and Queensland and can be located in TOMRA Recycling Centres, as well as stand-alone units. You can find your nearest RVM here. In selected states across Australia, returning an eligible drink container to an RVM provides a 10c refund.

    To begin your session, simply return your first drink container – there’s nothing to press to start. If you’d like to get your refund via PayPal or an E-Voucher, you will need to scan your unique myTOMRA App barcode at any time during the session. If you’d like to get a physical voucher or donate your refund to charity, then just continue placing your containers into the chute.

    When you’ve finished your session, select the option on the screen that you prefer. Select “Donate” to give your refund to charity, “Voucher” to claim a physical voucher or “Payout” to get your refund through the myTOMRA app.