Tamworth locals will find recycling even easier with a new large, automated Return and Earn depot opening in Taminda.
The new depot is owned and operated by the NSW St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) and is the not-for-profit’s eighth automated depot in the state.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government is proud to partner with Vinnies to help raise funds and support their work across Australia.
“Today’s opening also coincides with an incredible milestone of 340 million containers processed at Vinnie depots across the state,” Mr Anderson said.
“One of the most exciting things about return and earn is the ability for organizations to fundraise in a unique, environmentally friendly way.
“Vinnies are so important to the most vulnerable in our community, providing that critical line of support when we are most in need.
“Every little bit counts and by providing your recycling donation to Vinnies you are supporting them in their work to rebuild lives every-day.
“This is a great way to keep our streets tidy while doing your bit to support those who need it most.
NSW St Vincent de Paul Society Acting Director Commercial Enterprise Jamie Lawrence said the charity was proud to be part of the Tamworth community and look forward to providing locals with an easier way to help the environment and turn their trash into treasure.
Tamworth Return and Earn automated depot is located at 4 Macintosh Street, Taminda. It’s open from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Saturday.