Expression of Interest - Host a Reverse Vending Machine

Reverse Vending Machine Image
Example of a Reverse Vending Machine

The Return and Earn scheme is a NSW Government program to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. Bellingen Shire Council has been approached to host a Reverse Vending Machine as part of this scheme.

Council is currently running an expression of interest (EOI) to gather information from residents and community groups that may be interested in hosting a Reverse Vending Machine on their land.

There are specific requirements for the land on which a Reverse Vending Machine may be sited and these are outlined on the EOI form.  All sites will require final sign off by the NSW Government’s Return and Earn partner TOMRA Cleanaway for suitability. 

At this stage Council has only been approached regarding a site at Bellingen.

Once EOI’s have been collected and assessed for suitability of location, information on the suitable locations will then be available on Council’s Community Engagement Hub ‘Create’ for residents to consider and provide their feedback on a preferred location in Bellingen.

EOIs are to be submitted by 4:30pm, 13 April 2018, in hard copy to Council’s Administration Building at 33-39 Hyde Street, Bellingen, 2454 or via email to

For further information contact Molly Odgers, Waste Management Coordinator on 6655 3700 or