Are reverse vending 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 is a reverse vending machine? Every RVM costs USD 12,000 which includes the device’s price and installation fees.
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.
What are recycling machines called? Reverse vending machines are especially common in regions with deposit return schemes, where you get money back for returning empty beverage containers for recycling. The name reverse vending machines is sometimes shortened to RVMs. They are also known as redeem machines, or can and bottle recycling machines.