Recycling machines offer benefit to Coast Shelter

Coast Shelter is reaping the benefits of the Return and Earn donation scheme

Coast Shelter has thrown their support behind the Return and Earn recycling scheme and are urging residents to take advantage of the initiative in Erina, with the choice of giving 10c per item recycled at the Erina depot to Coast Shelter.

“Having the ability to recycle bottles and cans, whilst contributing positively, not only to the environment but also to those hundreds who find themselves homeless within the Central Coast on any given night, is exceptional and truly rewarding,” Mr Laurie Maher, Chief Executive Officer, Coast Shelter said. The recycling scheme now has a number of stations in the Central Coast region. Two of those machines, Erina Fair and Erina, now allow you to donate 10c per bottle to local homelessness accommodation and support provider, Coast Shelter.

“Whether it’s one bottle as you walk out of Erina Fair from your grocery shop or 100 bottles, every donation counts towards making a positive difference to the fellow citizens of our community seeking refuge from homelessness and domestic violence. “Coast Shelter aims to work closely with Return and Earn to encourage roll-out of other reverse vending machines in areas that are currently not targeted, like Wyong and Woy Woy, with the option to help Coast Shelter. “It is such a simple process. “Once you place your recyclables in the machine, press donate, choose Coast Shelter, and press confirm. “The money is then transferred straight to Coast Shelter to help with its many support programs around the Central Coast,” Mr Chris Holstein, Fundraising Coordinator, Coast Shelter, said.

Source: Media release, Mar 3 Laurie Maher, Coast Shelter