Artwork created by students from several Port Macquarie primary schools now adorns recycling bins at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
The bins, which were donated by J.R. Richards, have been placed in prominent positions at the Koala Hospital for visitors to deposit eligible containers.
Port Macquarie primary school students were asked to use their artistic talents to help the Koala Hospital earn more funds with the Return and Earn scheme.
Students from the Heritage Christian School, St Joseph's, Port Macquarie Adventist, St Columba, St Agnes, St Peter's, The Nature School, Steiner School, Hastings Public School, Tacking Point Public School and Port Macquarie Public School went to work creating artistic masterpieces.
Twelve children from Hastings Public School, St Joseph's and Heritage Christian School were selected as the prize winners.
The winning artists were presented with a gift pack and will be given a tour of the Koala Hospital.
The bins display signs in several languages to help visitors understand how to use the bins correctly.
Currently in NSW, the Return and Earn scheme has sites at over 600 locations where the public can deposit eligible drink containers and earn 10c a container.
The scheme launched in December 2017 and since then has collected over 2 billion containers and has helped reduce the volume of eligible drink container litter across New South Wales.