Waste less, recycle more
A new Community Recycling Centre is part of a broader plan to provide high quality waste management facilities to service the growing population of Palerang and surrounding areas.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said $55, 750 in the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative has been awarded to Palerang Council that will enable them to invest in setting up a new service for the free collection of household problem waste.
“It is one of a network of centres being established across NSW to make it easier for local communities to safely dispose of or recycle wastes like paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This initiative is part of our commitment to improve our waste and recycling systems for the benefit of the entire community.”
Environment Minister Rob Stokes said that a total of 66 Waste Less, Recycle More grants totalling $16.28 million have been awarded to councils and businesses across NSW as part of this initial grant round.
“These grants will be used to develop organics collection systems for more than 200,000 households, 36 community recycling centres and services, and improve processes at nine different resource recovery facilities across NSW,” Mr Stokes said.
“Overall the 66 projects across all three grant streams are expected to recover and divert at least 152,000 tonnes of recyclable waste from landfill each year.
“That is a significant amount of recyclables saved from rotting in landfill and funnelled back into the productive economy and will help to help make a significant contribution to reaching our statewide waste and recycling goals.
“It is everybody’s responsibility to help reduce their waste to landfill and increase their recycling and these projects will help to achieving that.”
The EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More is a five year $465.7 million initiative to transform waste and recycling in NSW.
For more information about the Waste Less, Recycle More program click on http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/wasteless.htm