NEW KYOGLE COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE OPENS FOR FREE HOUSEHOLD PROBLEM WASTE DROP-OFF

Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, announced today a new Community Recycling Centre for paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and other household problem wastes is now open in Kyogle following a $104,935 grant to North East Waste from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

"This is one of a network of 86 centres being built in NSW with funding awarded by the Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA),” Mr George said.

“This new facility will be a great asset to Kyogle Shire and the broader Lismore electorate with residents now able to freely dispose of household problem waste year-round that should not go in any of the kerbside bins.

“Open seven days the CRC will complement the existing Chemical CleanOut events to ensure that these wastes are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and will help to minimise waste and boost recycling.

“The NSW Government is dedicated to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste and has dedicated $70 million to establish new systems, such as the CRC network, as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative.”

Karen Rudkin, CRC Project Officer for North East Waste said “The Kyogle CRC is one of eight across the region that NE Waste have secured funding for. In combination with our Hazardous Waste Stores they will provide residents of the region with a free, safe and environmentally sound way of disposing of their household problem wastes.”

Kyogle Council’s Mayor, Councillor Danielle Mulholland, said “The CRC will provide an added benefit to the community making recycling easier while also bringing environmental and financial benefits for residents.

“It is great for the environment when potentially harmful materials are diverted from our landfill and less waste going into the landfill prolongs its life. Additionally, the waste levy paid to the State Government by Council is expected to be reduced through improved recycling making such funds available for other environmental initiatives.”

The Kyogle CRC is located at: the Kyogle Waste Facility on Runnymede Rd and is open: Monday to Friday 7:30 am – 12:00 midday, and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

It accepts the following problem wastes:

Waste Less, Recycle More is a $465.7 million waste initiative to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure. More information at: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577