New Kempsey Shire community recycling centre
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey announced today that a new Community Recycling Centre and mobile collection service for paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and other household problem wastes is now operating in Kempsey following grants totalling $136,300 to Kempsey Shire Council from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
"This is one of a network of 100 centres being built across NSW utilising funds raised through the NSW Government’s Waste Levy” Melinda Pavey said.
“This facility will be a great asset to Kempsey with residents now able to freely dispose of household problem waste year-round that should not go in any of the kerbside bins.
“Open seven days the CRC will complement the existing Chemical CleanOut events to ensure that these wastes are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and will help to minimise waste and boost recycling.
“In addition the mobile collection service also extends the collection of problem waste to remote communities to reduce potentially harmful stockpiling and help promote best waste management practices.
“The NSW Government is committed to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste and has dedicated $70 million to establish new systems, such as the CRC network, as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative.”
Kempsey Shire Mayor, Liz Campbell, said “As a community we can make a real difference and reduce unnecessary waste management costs by being smarter about how we dispose of our household and business waste.
“Council’s new mobile collection service is an easy way to get rid of unwanted problem waste items simply, safely and at no cost.”
The Kempsey CRC is located at: the Waste Management Centre at 638 Crescent Head Rd, Macleay Valley.
It is open: Monday to Friday 7am – 4:30pm and Weekends 9am - 4pm.
The mobile service timetable is available on the Kempsey Shire Council website.
It accepts the following problem wastes for free:
- 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
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.