GUNNEDAH COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today opened Gunnedah Shire Council’s community recycling centre for residents to drop off paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and other household problem wastes.
Mr Anderson said he was pleased the NSW Government was able to provide more than $160,000 in grant funding for the centre under the government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
“Residents can now freely dispose of household problem waste that shouldn’t go in kerbside bins.
“Gunnedah residents are environmentally aware and facilities like the community recycling centre will help them to continue to keep this great town beautiful.
“We want Gunnedah to grow and having an effective community recycling centre will help manage the added waste that comes with future growth in the region.”
The recycling centre complements the existing Chemical CleanOut program to ensure that these wastes are kept out of landfill.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Owen Hasler said the council was very happy to cooperate with and assist the NSW Government in providing local residents with the opportunity to get rid of problem household waste and thereby preventing it ending up in our landfill site.
“This is a good outcome for our community,” he said.
The centre is located at the council’s waste management facility on Quia Road, Gunnedah. It is open Tuesday - Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm.
It accepts the following wastes for free:
- 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