Lithgow region not-for-profits invited to be part of Return and Earn

Lithgow charities and community groups have until Monday, October 15 to apply to become one of four donation partners on their local Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machines (RVM). 

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The NSW Return and Earn Scheme is now open to applications from not-for-profit groups in Lithgow. These groups can now become local donation partners (if they meet the eligibility criteria) and be one of the four charities on their local TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine (RVM).

The Lithgow community can choose to support a not-for-profit group from their local area by returning their eligible drink containers and donating their 10 cent a container to that local group.

If people donated even one in ten containers to charity through RVMs in Lithgow, that would make a difference for local donation partners in the area over a 12-week period and have a positive impact on local charities.

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Donations over $2 made to not-for-profits on the RVMs with deductible gift recipient status are tax deductible and consumers will receive a receipt to use in their tax return.

“We’ve already seen an incredible response from the people in Lithgow who have really embraced the Return and Earn scheme,” Ryan Buzzell, Director of Network Operator, TOMRA Cleanaway said.  

“Now, with the added incentive of being able to support the local community through container donations, we would love to see the community rally behind their local schools, sports groups, charities and not-for-profits, by donating one-in-ten container returns.”

Applications for this round close on Monday, October 15 and new charity partners will appear on RVMs Monday, November 26. 

Groups can check their eligibility and apply to be on their nearest RVM in the ‘Donation Partners’ section of the TOMRA Cleanaway website tcnsw.com.au. TOMRA Cleanaway is the network operator for the NSW Return and Earn scheme.