As of 19 December 2018 we have collected and processed 5 Million Containers in Toowoomba and Goondiwindi. But we’re not resting on our laurels, having just installed 6 state-of-the-art automated self-serve terminals, that instantaneously recognise any container, without barcodes, making it effortless for you, our customers.
These brand new self-serve terminals are a world-first, developed in South Australia, and will recognise any container, no matter what condition it’s in, whether crushed or missing its label. This is achieved through state-of-the-art Visual Recognition Technology that identifies any deposit container using a mathematical algorithm similar to facial-recognition, with visual data only determining what is being conveyed past the high-speed camera. Many other systems rely on barcodes and brand labels being in pristine condition, but E&E Waste’s new system doesn’t need them.
What all this means is that returning containers just got a whole lot simpler, not to mention quicker. Containers are processed and counted instantaneously, and once finished you will receive a receipt with your ‘count’. Then you can proceed to the Cash Point, scan your receipt (with QR code) and simply receive your cash, just like any ATM. We would encouraged you to register for a scheme ID at Containers For Change, but it’s not essential to have one when using the Cash Point. With 4 terminals in Toowoomba and 2 terminals in Goondiwindi, waiting time is at a minimum.
On 15 December these brand new terminals were used for the first time by a customer. See below pics with Shane congratulating him and Ley Anne helping out.