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'CHAROPY' SMART BINS ARE HERE

THE FIRST OF IT'S KIND IN AUSTRALIAN SHOPPING CENTRES!

We've introduced 'Charopy', a smart bin technology developed by a start-up company under the NSW Treasury start-up hub and supported by the CSIRO.

The smart bins will allow you to scan the barcode of your beverage bottle/food item to see whether it’s eligible for the 10c container rebate. All funds raised by recycling products at Macquarie Centre will be used to help install additional sustainable features at the Centre in the future

Let's all play our part to minimise waste going to landfill and reduce any contamination from oils, food waste and other non-recyclable waste and ensure that eligible containers are ready to be recycled. 

HOW IT WORKS:

Please note our smart bins only accept plastic bottles, glass bottles, paperboard and cans. To avoid any confusion over what you can and can't recycle, our barcode scanner will flash a red light for ineligible containers and green for acceptable containers. 

To use the bin, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Empty your container
  2. Scan the barcode  
  3. Drop the container!


Where to find our smart bins:

The smart bins can be found at the Level 2 Food Court in the following locations:
  • Near Hungry Jacks
  • Near KFC


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