Cleaning out the backyard shed just got a whole easier, thanks to funds recycled our way in the Eurobodalla.
Problem wastes such as paint, oil, gas bottles, e-waste and batteries can now be dropped off at Surf Beach, instead of having to wait for the shire’s chemical clean-out days.
Bega MP Andrew Constance on November 17 welcomed the official opening of the new Eurobodalla Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the Surf Beach waste facility.
Eurobodalla Shire Council opened the centre after securing a $237,424 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The accepted items are the nine problem household wastes outlined by the EPA:
“Establishing this recycling facility will help the NSW Government keep problem wastes out of landfill and help reduce illegal dumping,” Mr Constance said.
“We want to encourage communities to recycle problem wastes to help prevent contaminants from entering the environment.
“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 is dedicated to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste and has dedicated $127 million to establish new systems, such as the Community Recycling Centre network under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative,” Mr Constance said.
Mayor Liz Innes said Eurobodalla residents passionate recyclers.
“The CRC offers another option for a community already committed to wasting less and recycling more.
“Thanks to Andrew and the NSW Government, we now have a year-round facility where residents can safely dispose of high volume, low toxicity products. We can now take materials like paint and oil straight to the CRC for free.”
Waste Less, Recycle More is a NSW Government initiative to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure.
The Community Recycling Centre is located at 311 George Bass Drive, Surf Beach and is open from 7am-4.45pm weekdays and from 8am-3.45pm weekends and public holidays.
Eurobodalla is also providing drop off for the additional waste, e-waste and mattresses which compliments the polystyrene, paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal drop off locations on site.
For more information visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm
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