A bulk collection service is now available to sporting clubs, charities and schools in the Newcastle and Hunter areas to help organisations in raising funds by recycling cans.

Newcastle Container Return recently opened its doors in Carrington, Newcastle and is set up as a fully automated depot collection point for the NSW Government Return and Earn initiative.

“We will pay you 10 cents for all eligible drink containers delivered to the depot covered by the scheme,” site manager Harley Burnet said.

“Newcastle Container Return can also supply bulk cages and can arrange pick-up and delivery services.

Newcastle Container Return can also supply bulk cages and can arrange pickup and delivery services.

Harley Burnet

“We provide the cage, we do the collection from your premises, we pay the rebate directly into your account.”

Mr Burnet said the benefits of this service included: no upfront costs; NSW recycling and environmental initiatives; cash fundraising for your organisation.

“It is very easy to recycle your cans and bottles here at the new depot compared to reverse vending machines,” he said. “Anyone can use our depot, it doesn’t matter whether you have 10 cans or 10,000 cans/bottles.

“And we never close because we’re full or because machines break down.”

GET CASH: Newcastle Container Return is set up as a fully automated depot collection point for the NSW Government Return and Earn initiative.

 GET CASH: Newcastle Container Return is set up as a fully automated depot collection point for the NSW Government Return and Earn initiative.

Mr Burnet said the company saw an opportunity in the industry to make bulk collecting easier and more convenient.

“We are an official Return and Earn collection site, with both high speed and manual counters to cater for large and small deliveries,” Mr Burnet said.

“We’re a long established, Australian, privately owned business and we are committed to offering friendly customer service and making container deposit redemption quick and easy.

“We’ve got ideas and equipment to help community sporting clubs and charities to raise funds through collecting drink containers.

“Customer can drop by with a bag full, a boot full or a truck load of containers.”

Mr Burnet said they offer offer great customer service and have multiple payment options including cash, EFTPOS and direct transfer into major bank debit cards via EFTPOS.

“Bulk can collection really is a great way to fundraise.” For more details phone (02) 8212 9590 or visit www.containerreturn.com.au/newcastle