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  • $199,000 For Community Recycling In Camden

    Posted on 31 May, 2018

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced Camden Council would receive a $199,518 grant to be used towards the establishment of community recycling in Camden.

     

    The funding comes under the $3 million Community Recycling Centre program, which is part of the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

     

    “The Community Recycling Centre will make it easier for our residents to recycle or safely dispose of items like oils, paints and batteries.

     

    “This was the fourth round of funding and it is designed to help keep problem waste out of the kerbside bin system by providing convenient and easy to use facilities for the community.”

     

    The aim of the program is to establish a network that will provide 90 per cent of NSW households with access to a free Community Recycling Centre for common household problem wastes.

     

    “The funding will mean Camden will have a permanent facility available to people to drop-off low toxic wastes, such as gas bottles, household batteries, paint, oils and smoke detectors,” Mr Patterson said.

     

    To date, over 100 Community Recycling Centres have been funded in NSW and over 80 are currently operational. Over three and a half million kilograms of household problem waste has been collected since the program started.

     

    For more information about the available grants including how to apply and information sessions please visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/systems-household-problem-waste/community-recycling-centre-program-

     

    For more information about Waste Less, Recycle More go to the EPA website:
    https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/waste-less-recycle-more