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Recycle your way into the New Year

Get off to a flying start in 2021 with the resolution to reduce waste and recycle wherever possible.

Last year across the Northern Rivers, 181 tonnes of household problem wastes including paints, gas bottles, oils, batteries and fluoro bulbs, where saved from landfill by being dropped off, free of charge at a Community Recycling Centre where they were collected to be reused or recycled.

Clarence Valley Council’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) where residents can drop off quantities of up to 20 litres or 20 kilos of these problem wastes at a time,
are located at:

• Grafton Regional Landfill, 704 Armidale Road, South Grafton; and
• Maclean Waste Transfer & Recycle Centre, Paperbark Dr, Maclean

To make it more convenient for residents to recycle small quantities of household batteries and mobile phones without having to visit a CRC, 5 small satellite or Community Recycling Stations (CRS) have been set up across the Clarence Valley including at:

• Grafton, Maclean and Iluka libraries;
• Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba;
• Bunning Store, Grafton.

Small quantities of other items including smoke detectors, eye glasses, X-rays and printer cartridge can also be dropped off at some Community Recycling Stations. So before you go, please check what can be dropped at the CRS you’re visiting to avoid a ‘wasted’ trip.

For more information on your local CRS or CRC visit www.newaste.org.au/crc or contact Grafton 6643 0888 or Maclean 6645 5225.

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