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Community Recycling Centre for Oatley ;Rockdale

Posted 7 May 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Environment Minister Rob Stokes, Oatley MP Mark Coure and Rockdale MP John Flowers today announced that Hurstville City Council will receive $164,500 from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to build a new Community Recycling Centre.

The centre will be located at council’s works depot in Mortdale and will be run in partnership with Kogarah and Rockdale City Councils.

“The St George Recycling Centre will provide a convenient service for residents to drop off problem waste like paints, oils, batteries, gas cylinders, smoke detectors and fluorescent lights for free,” Mr Coure said.

“This is a great initiative that will benefit the entire community by improving our waste and recycling services.

“I look forward to seeing the new facility up and running as it will accept household problem waste that cannot be put in the kerbside bins.”

Mr Flowers said these products represent about 85 per cent of problem wastes collected at the Household Chemical Clean Out events which collect an average of 737,000kg chemical wastes each year.

“The Community Recycling Centre will make it easier for residents to responsibly dispose of common problem wastes all year round,” Mr Flowers said.

“By making it easier for householders to manage their problem waste, we are not only reducing the likelihood of illegal dumping but also increasing the capacity to capture and reuse recyclable material and prevent a valuable resource from being landfilled.”

Mr Stokes said this is a great recycling opportunity for the community with residents soon to be able to access the one-stop waste disposal site.

“Across NSW, projects like this are expected to recover and divert at least 152,000 tonnes of recyclable waste from landfill each year,” Mr Stokes said.

“That is a significant amount of recyclables saved from rotting in landfill and funnelled back into the productive economy helping to make a significant contribution to reaching our state-wide waste and recycling goals.”

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