Strong representation at Lane Cove Return and Earn opening

Lane Cove has further contributed to what has been an enormous year for Return and Earn with an automated depot return point opened in the lower north shore suburb.

The automated depot, situated on Mars Road Lane Cove West, has a family feel with brothers Brandon and Mason Barton operating the return point with specialised machinery that offers quick counting and redemptions for customers.

The facility can automatically process upwards of 6,000 eligible drinks containers per hour through its two singulator machines.

Lane Cove Return and Earn also provides the option of home collection service through their website to make recycling and receiving the 10c refund even easier for return and earners in the area.

The brothers were recently joined by a large variety of guests including the Environment Minister Matt Kean to announce the opening and talk all things Return and Earn, which has now seen over 4.4 billion containers returned across the state.

“The growth of Return and Earn has been phenomenal, delivering strong environmental and economic benefits for our communities right across NSW,” Mr Kean said.

Member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts was also on hand to reiterate the Minister Kean’s message and voice his pleasure for the Barton brothers and keen local recyclers.

“The opening of the Lane Cove automated depot is a real win for the local community, with the new location providing residents with greater access and convenience,” Mr Roberts said.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority had a strong attendance on the day with CEO Tracy Mackey, Executive Director Liesbet Spanjaard and Director of Engagement Clair Cameron joining Tomra Cleanaway CEO James Dorney and Exchange for Change CEO Danielle Smalley in a great day of recycling discussions.