Narromine Courthouse Hotel local Return and Earn

RECYCLING: Courthouse Hotel owner Sharon Johnston with her grandchildren Teddy and Ivy Richardson. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
RECYCLING: Courthouse Hotel owner Sharon Johnston with her grandchildren Teddy and Ivy Richardson. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

There is good news for Narromine residents as the Courthouse Hotel has become the new place for people to drop off their recyclable bottles and cans and earn themselves 10 cents per piece.

The Courthouse Hotel opened up the Return and Earn facility last week and are excited to have it operating at the Hotel, saving residents the 45 kilometre drive to Dubbo to recycle their goods. 

Owner of the Courthouse Hotel Sharon Johnston said it’s a great initiative not only to help clean up the streets of Narromine, but is also a bit of fun for the kids.

“There’s a lot of people that are collecting them now, and it helps to clean our streets,” Ms Johnston said when explaining their decision to take on the initiative. 

“We don’t have a feeding machine like Dubbo, so people can now bring their cans and bottles here and we will count them and bottle them up for Cleanway,” she said. 

“It’s fun, I can remember collecting aluminium cans as a kid and earning some pocket money,” Ms Johnston said. 

Residents can return their cans and bottles for a refund between Wednesday and Friday from 10am until 12pm and 3pm and 6.30pm. It will also be open on Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 4pm.

“It doesn’t matter if people bring 20 or 200 items, they can bring them in here,” Ms Johnston said. 

So far the region has collectively recycled almost 31 million bottles and cans under the Return and Earn scheme. 

The NSW Government initiative was launched late last year and offers people the chance to receive a 10 cent refund for a range of acceptable glass, aluminium and plastic bottles.

Since then, a whopping 30,964,848 items have been returned.