Member for Lismore Thomas George has announced Lismore City Council’s waste facility has received $447,674 to enhance its recycling infrastructure to increase its capacity to recycle.

The NSW Government funding, under the Resources Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program, is from the NSW Environmental Trust.

Mr George said Council will receive the funding to install an optical sort unit for plastics to increase plastics recycling by 1,800 tonnes per annum which diverts over 25,000 cubic metres of waste from the landfill.

“This investment is just one of many the NSW Government is making to modernise waste and recycling infrastructure in NSW and improve the capacity for resource recovery,” Mr George said.

“The Government has set an ambitious target of diverting 75 per cent of waste from landfill by 2021.

“To achieve this we are expanding kerbside collections to create a new network of community recycling centres and improve the infrastructure at waste facilities to enable them to recover more recyclable materials.”

Information about the projects undertaken by each waste facilities is available at: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/2015ResourceRecovery.htm

Further information about the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative is available at: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/wasteless.htm

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.