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Cowra Shire receives clean up and prevention grant

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson is pleased to announce Cowra Shire Council will receive a $56,269 NSW Government grant to help combat illegal dumping.

The Cowra Shire Council’s project was one of 19 awarded a grant under the NSW Government’s third round of the Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention Grants Program.

“This program is part of the Government’s commitment to prevent illegal dumping,” Katrina said.

“The Cowra Shire Council’s project will target an illegal dumping hotspot on the Bourke Street Road Reserve, cleaning-up dumped waste in the area, installing signage, surveillance cameras and solar lighting and stepping up regulatory action in the area.”

Katrina said the project will also have an education element to encourage the community via advertising campaigns to report illegal dumping through the RIDonline public app.

The project will also include a free tip day at Cowra Material Recycling Facility to encourage proper waste disposal.

“The grant program is funded under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, which includes funding for business recycling, market development, managing problem wastes, new waste infrastructure, councils and programs to tackle illegal dumping and litter.” Katrina said.

The NSW Government has committed $58 million over five years to tackle illegal dumping across NSW.

“This program makes a difference for councils and community groups by helping them target illegal dumping hotspots,” Katrina said.

More information about Waste Less Recycle More grants is available at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/combat-illegal-dump.htm

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