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As anyone trying to cash in on their aluminum cans can tell you that the holidays are the busiest time of year for the Return and Earn machines. Across the Illawarra, people have reported seeing machines full of beer cans that drain over the Christmas and New Year period. Read more: Skipper indicted over Bulli boat death in 2021 It’s something the Environmental Protection Authority prepares for every year. “Beverage container returns across NSW follow a seasonal pattern throughout the year, which is consistent with seasonal consumption habits,” a spokesperson said. “Return and Earn expects up to 40 percent higher volume of returns during the Christmas and New Year period compared to winter.” The spokesperson also gave the tip that Wednesday and Thursday are the quietest days, both before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. People can check the live feed on the Return and Earn website to see if the machine at their preferred return point is full or not. The editorial staff of Illawarra Mercury is funded by our readers. You can subscribe here to support our journalism. Sign up below for the latest news emails…


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