Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today officially opened the upgraded Tamworth Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the Forest Road Waste Management Facility supported by an $83,040 Waste Less Recycle More grant from the NSW Government.


“This facility has been upgraded to help improve the year-round collection and storage of household problem wastes which will be a great asset to the Tamworth community,” Mr Anderson said.


“Open seven days a week the CRC will complement the existing annual Chemical CleanOut events to ensure that these wastes are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and help to minimise waste and increase the opportunities for the recycling of problem waste.

“Upgrades include a new structure, collection receptacles as well as standardised signage and design that will integrate the Tamworth facility into the statewide network of Community Recycling Centres being developed across NSW.


“About half of the grant funds went towards the cost of a telehandler vehicle which has a retractable arm and has forklift-like capabilities and other features used in the centre’s day-to-day operations.


“The NSW Government is dedicated to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste and has dedicated $70million to establish new systems, such as this CRC network, as part of the $465.7million Waste Less Recycle More initiative.”


Tamworth Regional Council Mayor Col Murray said the centre is a welcome addition to the services at the Forest Road Waste Management Centre.


“Local householders will now be able to easily drop-off problem waste in one centralised location at any time when the Tamworth Waste Depot is open for example, if you are there to get some mulch or dispose of your rubbish, you can now hand over paint at the same time,” Cr Murray said.


The Tamworth CRC is located at: the Forest Road Waste Management Facility on Forest Road and is open: 8am to 4:45pm Monday to Sunday.


Problem wastes accepted for free include:

  • Water-based and oil-based paints
  • Used motor and cooking oils
  • Lead-acid and household  batteries
  • Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • Conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps
  • Smoke detectors


Waste Less, Recycle More is a $465.7million waste initiative to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure.


WLRM Community Recycling Centre grants are delivered by the NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the EPA. http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/comm-recycle-centres.htm

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