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. Dropping off fluoro bulbs for recycling at a local Community Recycling Centre.

Good job by Clarence Valley residents putting problem waste in the right place.

Together, residents across the Clarence Valley have made a significant impact in reducing waste to landfill, by using their local Community Recycling Centres or CRCs, to dispose of their problem waste in an environmentally sensitive way.

Clarence Valley’s CRCs are located at the Maclean Waste Transfer Station and the Grafton Regional Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

Karen Rudkin, Regional CRC Project Coordinator at North East Waste said “last year 37 tonnes of household problem waste including batteries, paints, gas bottles, fluoro bulbs, oils and smoke detectors, were dropped off at the CRCs, free of charge by residents, and a total of 146 tonnes has been collected in the 4 years since they opened. That’s a lot of problem waste NOT ending up in landfill and instead being recycled or reused” Ms Rudkin said.

Clarence Valley Council and North East Waste would like to say a big thank you to residents for doing the right thing and ask them to spread the word to family and friends, that a local CRC is the right place for problem waste.

Karen said, “If you have already visited a CRC, please complete this short online NE Waste survey and go in the draw to win a $50 voucher Your feedback will assist Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority to continue to improve the delivery of this service free of charge.”

To find out more or if you haven’t visited your CRC yet, to drop off problem waste for Free, check out your nearest one at and give it a go.

This project is a Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.