Willoughby residents will have a new location to recycle, with the opening of a Return and Earn collection point later this month on Penshurst Street, Willoughby.

The Willoughby Return and Earn reverse vending machines open on Tuesday 15 November and are located at 329 Penshurst Street, Willoughby.

It will be open from Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 6pm and Sundays 12pm to 6pm.

Member for Willoughby Tim James made the announcement during National Recycling Week saying, “I know that the Willoughby community is enthusiastic about preserving our natural environment and keeping our area pristine.”

“This announcement of a major new collection point for our area means it is now easier than ever to participate in this great scheme and ensure a cleaner environment for us all.”

“This year, National Recycling Week is about reducing waste and recycling better, and there’s nothing better than the ‘win-win’ of recycling your eligible bottles and cans through Return and Earn,” Mr James said.

“Since the scheme launched, more than eight billion containers have been returned for recycling through the network of more than 600 return points across NSW.

“Our community’s participation helps reduce litter and landfill and contributes to NSW’s growing circular economy, while putting money back into the pockets of people who recycle right.”

Willoughby City Council residents are already enthusiastic recyclers, having returned over 21.9 million containers since Return and Earn launched in December 2017. 

Return and Earn is a key fundraising channel for many charities and community groups in NSW raising more than $35 million from donations and fees since the scheme launched in 2017.      

Local recyclers can also support the latest state-wide recycling appeal ‘Protect our Planet’ by donating to either the Australian Marine Conservation Society or Bush Heritage Australia.

For more information on Return and Earn including checking container eligibility or the status of your nearest return point, visit:   

To download the Return and Earn app, search for ‘Return and Earn’ in the App Store.