Reverse vending machine closes for site upgrade

The Return and Earn reverse vending machine on Brewster Street will close from Thursday, 9 May until Wednesday, 15 May while site upgrades take place.

Operators of the machine, Tomra, have been working closely with Lismore City Council to improve accessibility to the reverse vending machine. The machine is situated on Council-owned land adjacent to the Brewster Street Drop-off Centre opposite Lismore Shopping Square.

After consulting with stakeholders, a plan has been developed to improve the site, including a change that will result in the machine facing into Lismore Park.

Customers who use the site will also be able to access a disabled parking space next to the machine.

“This will improve accessibility for those with limited mobility and ensure they can access the machine easily,” explained Council’s Business Development Manager Danielle Hanigan.

The upgrade will involve a crane on-site to conduct the work, new asphalting, bollards and signage.

During the closure, community members are encouraged to use the reverse vending machine at the rear of Woolworths in Goonellabah.

People with more than 100 containers can also take them to the bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Wyrallah Road. The facility is open Wednesday to Friday from 7.30am to 3pm and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

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