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Trash2Cash

Innovative and smart machine that accepts empty plastic bottles* and rewards the consumers with an incentive that can be redeemed at selected Keells outlets.

*Conditions apply:  Machine operation between 9.30 am and 9.30 pm only

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How it works

Step 1

Press 'Start' 

Step 2

Slowly Insert one bottle at a time, barcode faced up

Step 3

Enter phone number and receive SMS

Step 4

Redeem at the cashier

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What happens Next to the plastic bottles?

The bottles collected through Trash2Cash will be processed by the company Eco Spindles into other products such as polyester fabric yarn or fibers for household products

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FAQs

  • What is Trash2Cash Home & Business?
    Trash2Cash Home & Business is a service that pays individual customers & businesses for recycling unwanted plastic bottles, tetrapaks, aluminium cans, reusable books, reusable clothing, and paper waste. We will come and collect the above-mentioned items from your home/business so that you are able to get paid from the comfort of your home/business.
  • What kind of items does Trash2Cash Home & Business collect/accept?
    Plastic bottles (water, fizzy drinks, juice, milk, drinking yogurt, shampoo, conditioner, cooking sauces, liquid detergent bottles etc.) Aluminum cans (beer, fizzy drinks cans etc.) Tetrapaks (milk, juice cartons, Milo packets etc.) Reusable books (excluding medical & I.T. books) Reusable clothes (Women's casual tops only) Paper waste ​newspapers used exercise books cardboard
  • Can I hand in any book / clothing item?
    No, since books and clothes are collected for reuse, they must meet a certain quality standard. Below are some guidelines: Clothes No discoloration/ stains No visible tears/ holes Should be washed Books No visible tears/ holes/ stains No missing pages No excessive highlights/ underlines/ scribbles
  • Should I rinse the plastic bottles/ aluminum cans/ tetrapaks before handing in?
    Yes, please be kind enough to rinse the plastic bottles/ aluminum cans/ tetrapaks that you are about to hand in.
  • Is there a minimum quantity that I need to have to schedule a pickup?
    Yes, In order for us to come there, it has to make sense from an environmental point of view. Preferably, you should have one or more of the following items. Plastic bottles/ Tetrapaks/ Aluminium cans - 40 containers Reusable clothes - 5 Pcs Reusable books - 5 books Paper waste - 5 kg
  • How much can I get paid for the items that I give?
    Plastic bottles/ Tetrapaks/ Aluminium cans - Rs.10 per 1kg Reusable books - Rs.50 per 1 book Reusable clothes - Rs.100 per 1 pcs Paper waste - Rs.5 per 1kg ​newspaper used exercise books cardboard
  • How do I get paid for the items that I give?
    Once you have handed in the items, you will earn trash2cash credit in real time.You can redeem the credit that you receive through Trash2Cash Home & Business at selected Keells outlets at the cashier. After shopping in store, and at the cashier, inform him/her that you would like to redeem your Trash2Cash credit. You will then need to give out the same mobile number that you received the credit for.
  • In which areas do Trash2Cash Home & Business operate?
    Battaramulla Pelawatte​ Boralesgamuwa​ Colombo 01-12 Aluthkade Bambalapitiya Borella Cinnamon Garden Dematagoda Fort Havelock Town Kirulapona Kolpity Maradana Narahenpita Pamankada Panchikawatte Pannipitiya Pettah Pilyandala Slave Island Wellawatta Dehiwala - Mt.Lavinia Attidiya Kohuwala Kalubowila Nadimala Pepiliyana Ratmalana Maharagama​ Mirihana Madivela Thalawathugoda Moratuwa Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Ethul Kotte Nugegoda Nawala Pita Kotte Rajagiriya
  • When does the collection happen for Trash2Cash Home & Business?
    Trash2Cash Home & Business will only be operating on Sunday from 9am - 3pm
  • How do I schedule a pickup?
    Drop a Whatsapp message on our hotline : +94 777 46 43 40 (Please note that the hotline will be operating every Monday - Sunday between 9.00 am - 5.00 pm) Or Submit the pickup information below: https://forms.gle/nKJmDSiES25yJpQq8 ​ (Upon signing up, one of our representatives will contact you regarding the pick-up confirmation the day before.
  • What happens to the items I hand in for recycling / reuse?
    The plastic materials we collect will be made into polyester yarn, the tetrapaks will be used to fabricate stationary, the aluminum cans will be repurposed into ornaments, and the reusable books and clothing that we collect will find new homes in places where they are needed and appreciated.
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