Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has announced more than $900,000 in Commonwealth and State funding for Hay Shire Council to construct a $1.8 million materials recovery facility, in southwestern New South Wales.
The facility is expected to recycle 6400 tonnes of waste annually, providing residents across the local council areas of Hay, Balranald, Edward River, Murrumbidgee and Carrathool access to a regional recycling solution to recover and recycle plastic, glass, paper/cardboard and tyres.
Farrer MP and Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the facility would support recycling efforts across the region.
“Like many regional areas in Australia, all of Hay’s kerbside collection goes direct to landfill, along with most of its other waste,” Ley said.
“This regional facility with a new sorter, crusher, shredder, and baler—will recycle plastics, glass, paper/cardboard and tyres as well as construction and demolition waste for approximately 20,000 people and their supporting businesses.”
The project is part of a targeted regional funding initiative under the Federal Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF).
The RMF supports investment in new infrastructure to sort, process and remanufacture materials such as mixed plastic, paper, tyres and glass.
For more information on the fund, click here.