The majority of NSW householders (97%) have said they recycle common household waste, and 82% have stated that they will recycle even if it takes more effort, according to recent research by the NSW EPA.
Did you know there’s a lot more that you can recycle, beyond what goes into your household recycling bin? Problem wastes such as paints and batteries do not belong in your household bins. These items can be taken to your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC) free of charge if you are a NSW resident.
For the convenience of Clarence Valley residents,CRCs are located at the Grafton Regional Landfill and the Maclean Waste Transfer & Recycling Centre.Problem household wastes can also be dropped off at the Grafton Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility, Corner Duke and Kirchner Streets, Grafton.
The CRCs are part of a growing network of 86 such centres across NSW, all of which have been funded by the Environment Trust in partnership with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.
So far, over 29,000 kilograms of problem wastes have been collected in the region.In combination with the Hazardous Waste Stores, they provide residents with a free, safe and environmentally sound way of disposing of their household problem wastes.
The following problem household wastes are accepted at CRCs
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
To find out more about your nearest CRC contact Council or visit www.newaste.org.au where you can also complete a short survey andgo in the draw to win a $100 local DIY store voucher.