Envirobank reverse vending machines.

Reverse vending machines, or RVM’s, make recycling convenient, efficient and fun. The ultimate in recycling technology, our RVM’s work the opposite way to a traditional vending machine. With an RVM, rather than depositing money and retrieving some kind of sugary treat, you deposit your eligible container and bank the refund. Pretty good, don’t you think?

How does a reverse vending machine work?

Our reverse vending machines are pretty picky things. They happily accept eligible bottles, cans and containers but will reject any item not covered by the container deposit scheme. That means we can cut out contamination and achieve 100% resource recovery rates. Awesome!

As for using an RVM, it’s really easy. When a user deposits a bottle or can, the RVM will scan the barcode on the container, determine its eligibility under the CDS, crush and sort the container, and credit the user’s Crunch account with the refund amount. That’s it.

What can I put in an RVM?

Our machines love empty drink cans and plastic bottles. We have some special ones that even take glass. Container materials that may be eligible under the CDS in your state include: Aluminium, HDPE, glass, liquid paperboard and PET.

A hot tip for using an RVM.

Remove the lids before you pop your containers in the RVM. Lids are made of a different type plastic to the bottles, and removing them helps things go smoothly during the recycling process.

Install an RVM in your store, school or community.

At Envirobank, we have a range of RVM’s to suit a whole host of different of applications. Whether you’re a retailer, a community group or a local council, we have recycling solutions that will help you drive foot traffic, foster engagement and promote sustainability.