NEW TENTERFIELD COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE FOR HOUSEHOLD PAINTS, OILS, GAS BOTTLES AND BATTERIES
Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP today officially opened the new Tenterfield Community Recycling Centre (CRC), where householders can drop off problem wastes such as paints, oils, gas bottles e-waste and batteries for free.
The CRC has been established by Tenterfield Council after receiving an $175,784 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
“Establishing this recycling facility will help the NSW Government keep problem wastes out of landfill and help reduce illegal dumping,” Mr George said.
“We want to encourage communities to recycle problem wastes to help prevent contaminants from entering the environment.
“The centre will complement the community’s existing recycling services, minimise waste and increase recycling.”
Mr George said these centres were part of a network of 100 facilities being established across NSW.
“The NSW Government is dedicated to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste and has dedicated $127 million to establish new systems, such as the community recycling centre network under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative,” Thomas George said.
Waste Less, Recycle More is a NSW Government initiative to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure.
The Community Recycling Centre is located at 121 Sunnyside Loop Road, Tenterfield is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm.
The CRC accepts the following problem wastes for free:
- water-based and oil-based paints
- used motor oils and other oils
- lead-acid and hand-held batteries
- gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
- conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps
- smoke detectors
- E-waste and mobile phones
- Needle sharps
For more information visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm