Upper Lachlan community groups have reaped the rewards of the manual recycling scheme.
Crookwell IGA gave four community groups – Binda CWA, Crookwell Men’s Shed, St Vincent de Paul Society and Crookwell Lions Club – about $1400 thanks to the scheme.
Over the past few weeks, as part of the trial for the manual recycling deposit led by Crookwell IGA, close to 40,000 cans and bottles were recycled.
About 20 people from community organisations, including Upper Lachlan Shire Council representatives and Crookwell IGA staff, volunteered their time.
Part-owner Floyd Davies said TOMRA-Cleanaway was extremely impressed with the amount, but have asked to extend the trial period before an automatic machine can be installed.
“We stand a very good chance to get an automatic reverse vending machine,” Mr Davies said.
“They’re impressed and pleased we’ve done this off our own backs.”
He hoped the Upper Lachlan will continue their support of the initiative, which will run until the end of August.
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