• Reverse vending machines hand out cash in return for trash

  • A.jpgPopping out drinks and food isn’t all vending machines do. We’ve come across reverse vending machines like the Envirobank before. Here’s yet another reverse vending machine that sucks in your trash and hands out cash. The Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) gladly accepts your recyclable bottles and cans, for cash in return. These have recently been placed at the Centro Hollywood shopping mall in Adelaide and are part of South Australia’s effort to promote recycling.

    All you need to do is place your recyclable stuff on the feed unit and the machine’s camera detects the type of container, compacts and sorts it into bins. The RVM then pops out a receipt that you can use in and adjacent machine in return for cash. The Revendo 7000 and 8000 RVMs are manufactured by Wincor Nixdorf, making the whole idea of Cash for Trash pretty realistic!