Kyogle's new recycling plant for problem household waste
NOW Kyogle locals have a place to recycle all their paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and other household problem wastes, thanks to a grant to North East Waste.
An amount of $104,935 from the NSW Government's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative has made it possible.
"This is one of a network of 86 centres being built in NSW with funding awarded by the Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)," Nationals member for Lismore, Thomas George said.
An asset for Kyogle
"This new facility will be a great asset to Kyogle Shire and the broader Lismore electorate 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.
"The NSW Government is dedicated 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."
Kyogle Council's mayor, Councillor Danielle Mulholland, said "The CRC will provide an added benefit to the community making recycling easier while also bringing environmental and financial benefits for residents.
"It is great for the environment when potentially harmful materials are diverted from our landfill and less waste going into the landfill prolongs its life. Additionally, the waste levy paid to the State Government by Council is expected to be reduced through improved recycling making such funds available for other environmental initiatives."
Recycle centre location
The Kyogle CRC is located at: the Kyogle Waste Facility on Runnymede Rd and is open: Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 midday, and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
What can be recycled
It accepts the following problem wastes:
* 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