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Wyndham City is excited to have been the first Victorian Council to install reverse vending machines allowing you to recycle for rewards when you’re out and about.

The machines aim to increase recycling and reduce the number of plastic bottles and aluminium cans that are found littered around our City, particularly in our cherished nature reserves and waterways.

The innovative machines accept plastic bottles and aluminium cans and in return provide a range of incentive offers and prize draws.

The machines are in response to feedback received as part of consultation for the recently adopted Waste & Litter Strategy 2016-2040, which highlighted the community's desire to see a payback scheme for recyclables as well as increased measures to tackle litter locally.

Reverse Vending Machine 

How do the machines work?

It’s simple; the machines work just like a normal vending machine – but in reverse!

Empty plastic bottles and aluminium cans can be placed into the machine which will then prompt the rewards options to appear on the machine's display; from there it’s as easy as choosing your desired reward and collecting the printed coupon.

For competition entries and instant incentives, it’s important that you hang onto your coupon in order to redeem your prize!

What can go into the machines?

The machines accept plastic bottles up to 2 litres in size and aluminium cans.

Bottles and cans must be empty & uncrushed – the machines will do the crushing for you!

Where are the machines located?

  • Point Cook Town Centre (Food Court) – Main Street & Murnong Street, Point Cook
  • Aquapulse - 80-82 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029
  • Eagle Stadium – 35 Ballan Road, Werribee
  • Hoppers Crossing Shopping Centre, Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

What You Can Win

Rewards include discount offers for food and beverages, donations to Clean Up Australia, chances to win theatre, movie, local attraction and gym passes and memberships.

Or simply get some good karma for doing the right thing and recycling! 

Prize draws will take place quarterly, the more you recycle the more chances you have to win.

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Set your recycling free! If you put your recycling in plastic bags it will end up in landfill. Don’t waste your efforts. Keep your recycling loose. For more recycling tips, visit