Record $2.16 million investment boosts recycling and waste management in Myall Lakes
A record investment of more than $2.16 million to promote recycling and better waste management is delivering communities in the Manning and Great Lakes with new facilities to help increase recycling, divert waste from landfill, protect the local environment and create jobs.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the NSW Government’s $465 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative had funded much needed projects for the local community.
The projects for Myall Lakes include:
- $300,453 Greater Taree City Council, Better Waste and Recycling Fund;
- $189,904 Great Lakes Council, TWMC master plan stage 1: Community Recycling
- $251,136 Great Lakes Council, Better Waste and Recycling Fund;
- $73,040 Greater Taree City Council, Taree Community Recycling Centre;
- $1,000,000 Great Lakes Council, Tuncurry Resource Recovery Park;
- $250,000 JR Richards & Sons, Bin Trim business grants;
“Over the past two years the NSW Government has provided our local community with record funding to reduce waste and encouraging recycling,” Mr Bromhead said.
“These projects are a win-win for our community, our economy and the environment and I am proud to be part of the NSW Government that is serious about protecting our local environment.
“In addition, if re-elected the Baird Government will introduce a container deposit scheme across the state by July 2017.
“Under this exciting new initiative, communities will be rewarded for their recycling efforts through the use of reverse vending machines at popular parks, waterways, beaches and other public places.”
Environment Minister Rob Stokes said communities across the state are benefiting from new kerbside collection services, new drop-off centres for problem wastes and modern recycling infrastructure.
“We’ve also introduced tougher penalties for dodgy dumpers and tighter controls around waste management, transport and storage to better protect the environment.
“It’s all part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensure we have a modern waste and recycling system which will enable us to meet our ambitious target to divert 75 per cent of all waste from landfill by 2021.”
For more information about Waste Less, Recycle More: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste