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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 (Raththanapitiya Keells between 11.30 am and 9.30 pm only 

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How it works

Step 1

Press 'Start' icon

Step 2

Insert bottle(s) one by one with the barcode facing upwards

Step 3

Enter mobile phone number

Step 4

Click 'Finish' to end the session

Step 5

Receive SMS,  redeem your 'Trash2Cash points' against the bill at selected Keells outlets

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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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Should I take the bottle caps off before inserting into machine?

No. The machine will accept the bottle with or without the caps. Having caps on is better as it will prevent spillage inside the machine

Is there a limit to the number of bottles I can recycle?


How much credit do I earn by using ‘Trash 2 Cash’?

For every plastic bottle with a barcode, you will earn Rs. 1. 

How and where do I redeem my credit?

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 you used at the machine

How long is the credit valid for?

All credit accumulated during the month has to be used within the same month. All unused credit will expire 1st of every month

Is it only for Nexus members?

No, you don’t have to be a Nexus member to use the machine. A valid mobile number is all you need to use the machine.

Trash 2 Cash: FAQ

What bottles does it accept?

Home used plastic bottles with barcodes only. Plastic bottles between 100 ml and 2 L in capacity. These can be bottles that contained water, fizzy drinks, juice, milk, drinking yogurt, personal care products (Ex. shampoo, conditioner), cooking sauces, home care products (Ex. liquid detergent, cleaners)

Should the bottles be cleaned before entering into machine?

Yes. Bottles should be rinsed at home and brought back before putting into machine. There should be no spillage in the machine

Does the machine accept crushed bottles?

No. The bottle should have its shape when entering into machine. A few dents here and there is fine

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