More than 215 tonnes of problem household waste including unused paint has so far been dropped off for recycling, reuse or safe disposal at the region’s 8 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).
North East Waste on behalf of its member councils would like to congratulate the public for doing the right thing, and keeping all that problem waste out of their kerbside bins and so out of landfill.
North East Waste’s, CRC Project Coordinator, Karen Rudkin said ‘The CRCs are all about making it easier for householders to dispose of their problem wastes including paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, oils, batteries, smoke detectors and fluoro lights.
‘The CRSs are free to all NSW residents and are open year round, providing a place for people to safely dispose of their household problem waste, most of which will be recycled or reused,’ she said.
‘Most of us have had these problem waste items stored in our garage or around the house at some time or other, often because we’re not sure what to do with them. Well now householders know that they can ‘drop them off free at their local CRC.’
Community Recycling Centres are located at Council’s Waste and Resource Recovery Centres at Ballina, Byron, Casino, Grafton, Kyogle, Lismore, Maclean and Stotts Creek,Tweed.
To find out more about your CRC contact your Council or go to: http://www.newaste.org.au/crc-online.html where, if you’ve already visited your local CRC, you can complete the survey and go into the draw to win 1 of 2 $150 DIY vouchers.