Christmas-New Year’s a big time for Return and Earn can fans | Illawarra Mercury

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As anyone trying to cash in their aluminum cans for cash can tell you, the festive season is the busiest time of the year for the Return and Earn machines. Throughout the Illawarra, people have reported machines full-up with beer cans draining during the Christmas-New Year period. Read more: Skipper charged over 2021 Bulli boating death It’s something the Environment Protection Authority gears up for each year. “Drink container returns across NSW follow a seasonal pattern throughout the year, which reflects season consumption habits,” a spokesman said. “Return and Earn anticipates an up to 40 per cent higher volume of returns during the Christmas and New Year period compared to winter.” The spokesman also provided the tip that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the quietest days, either before 10am or after 2pm. 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 Illawarra Mercury newsroom is funded by our readers. You can subscribe to support our journalism here. Sign up for breaking news emails below…


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