Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:49

Fifth community recycling centre for the West

Paint being collected at a community recycling centre in Western Sydney Paint being collected at a community recycling centre in Western Sydney

Construction has commenced on Western Sydney’s fifth community recycling centre (CRC), due to open in early 2018.

Once open, the Hawkesbury Community Recycling Centre will be managed by Hawkesbury City Council through its existing waste management facility at South Windsor.

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Mary Lyons-Buckett said “Hawkesbury CRC will provide residents with a seven day a week drop off for household paint, batteries, motor and cooking oil, florescent light globes, fire extinguishers, and LPG cylinders.

“The new facility will complement the long running Household Chemical Cleanout events by providing a dedicated drop-off venue for high volume, low toxicity and common household chemicals.

“The Household Chemical Cleanout events will continue in the future and provide safe disposal opportunities for high toxicity chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, acids and corrosive substances, and other chemical wastes.

“This new facility reflects Council’s commitment to effectively managing our community’s problem waste streams, with mattress recycling and a free household TV and computer recycling program already in operation at Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility,” said Mayor Lyons-Buckett.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali congratulated Hawkesbury on the announcement “This will be the fifth community recycling centre to open in Western Sydney in just three years, showing councils’ commitment to providing better services for residents and reducing waste to landfill.

The Hawkesbury Community Recycling Centre is a $216,000 initiative funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less, Recycle More Program.

Other facilities currently in operation across Western Sydney include:

  • Liverpool Community Recycling Centre, 99 Rose Street, Liverpool.
  • Katoomba Community Recycling Centre, 49-89 Woodlands Road, Katoomba.
  • Penrith Community Recycling Centre, 96 Dunheved Circuit, St Marys.
  • Cumberland Community Recycling Centre (mobile collection service available to Cumberland Council and City of Parramatta residents only).
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