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Hazardous waste problem solved

The opening of two new free facilities in the Clarence Valley should see an end to the illegal dumping of toxic and hazardous waste products. Pictured at the opening are (l-r) EPA Manager of Waste Compliance, Helen Mulligan; Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis; Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson, at the Grafton Recycling Centre official opening. PIC: Chloe Dowsett
The opening of two new free facilities in the Clarence Valley should see an end to the illegal dumping of toxic and hazardous waste products. Pictured at the opening are (l-r) EPA Manager of Waste Compliance, Helen Mulligan; Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis; Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson, at the Grafton Recycling Centre official opening. PIC: Chloe Dowsett

 

Two new Community Recycling Centres for household problem wastes are now open to residents in Grafton and Maclean following a combined grant of $87,187 to North East Waste from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis announced last week.
“These new centres in Grafton and Maclean are part of a network of 86 centres being built across NSW with funding awarded by the Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA),” he said.
“These recycling facilities are a great asset for residents who will be able to freely dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of the kerbside bins.”
Clarence Valley mayor, Richie Williamson, said Clarence residents were great recyclers and recently reached a recycling milestone by diverting 65 per cent of resources from landfill.
“Our new community recycling centres will enable even greater resource recovery through the collection of what was once problem waste, including gas bottles, batteries, smoke detectors and paint,” he said.
“I encourage all residents to take advantage of this free recycling service and continue sending less to landfill.”

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