New Casino Community Recycling Centre
Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced a new Community Recycling Centre for paints, oils, gas bottles, e-waste and other household problem wastes is now open to residents in Casino following a grant of $55,966 to North East Waste from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
"This new centre in Casino is part of a network of 86 centres being built across NSW with funding awarded by the Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA),” Mr Gulaptis said.
“This recycling facility is a great asset to Casino with residents now able to freely dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of the kerbside bins.
“Open seven days the CRC will complement the existing Chemical CleanOut events to ensure 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 committed to increasing recycling and reducing waste to landfill and I congratulate NE Waste on achieving this grant for the Clarence electorate and encourage all residents to take advantage of this fantastic free service.”
CRC Project Officer for North East Waste Karen Rudkin said the Casino centre was one of eight across the region NE Waste secured funding for.
“In combination with our Hazardous Waste Stores, the recycling centres will provide residents of the region with a free, safe and environmentally sound way of disposing of wastes which may otherwise have entered the environment and impacted on natural systems and human health,” she said.
Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett congratulated NE Waste on achieving this grant and encouraged all residents to take advantage of this fantastic new waste facility.
“This is an excellent facility for our community to utilise and I thank the NSW Government for providing funding to get it established,” Cr Bennett said.
Richmond Valley Council’s Chief Executive Officer John Walker said he was confident the new Recycling Centre, boasting a combination of leading technology with a simple, community friendly collection system, would further reduce household material sent to landfill.
“It's really easy to continue burying waste, but this initiative is all about doing something better, doing something sustainable which will be for the benefit of the community for many years to come,” Mr Walker said.
The Casino CRC is located at the Nammoona Landfill and is open seven days a week from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Problem wastes accepted at the Casino centre are:
- Water-based and oil-based paints
- Used motor and cooking oils
- Lead-acid and hand-held batteries
- Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
- Conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps
- Smoke detectors
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