Are recycling machines profitable? RVMs have the potential to be as profitable as ATMs. If an RVM can collect one thousand cans per week, at 10 cents per can, then it can earn $100 a week, which would be $5,200 a year . Within two to five years, these machines would make a profit from their initial costs.
How much does a Tomra reverse vending machine cost? The machines, which cost between $10,000 and $25,000, are sold by several manufacturers, but Tomra has an early foothold in the Hawaii market.
How do reverse vending machines make money? The machine typically gives back a deposit or refund amount to the end user. This is what makes it a “reverse” vending machine: instead of the user putting in money and getting out a product (like at a candy vending machine), the user puts a product in and gets out a monetary value.
Who makes reverse vending machines? Consumer hub. TOMRA’s reverse vending solutions capture more than 40 billion drink containers across the globe every year thanks to the recycling heroes who return them.