New Bellingen Community Recycling Centre
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey today officially opened the new Bellingen 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 Bellingen Shire Council after receiving a $106,300 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
“Establishing this recycling facility will help keep problem wastes out of landfill and help reduce illegal dumping,” Mrs Pavey said.
"The centre will complement the community’s existing recycling services, minimise waste and increase recycling.”
These centres were part of a network of 100 facilities being established across NSW.
“The NSW Government has dedicated $127 million to establish new recycling systems, such as the Community Recycling Centre network under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative,” said Ms Pavey.
The Community Recycling Centre is located at Short Cut Road, Raleigh, NSW. It is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 7am – 5pm.
The accepted items are the 9 problem household wastes outlined by the EPA:
- Gas bottles
- Fire extinguishers
- Motor oils
- Other oils
- Car batteries
- Household batteries
- Smoke detectors
- Fluoro globes and tubes
Bellingen Council is also providing drop off for additional waste;
- Mobile phones, TVs and Computers
For more information visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm