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New recycling centre opens on Central Coast

New recycling centre Central Coast

The New South Wales Central Coast has seen the opening of the areas first Community Recycling Centre, with households now able to drop off waste to the facility.

Waste such as paints, oils, gas bottles, fluoro lights, smoke detectors and batteries can now be dropped off for free at the Buttonderry Waste Management Facility in Jiliby.

The centre was established with the support of an Environmental Trust grant of $160,000 and work from the New South Wales EPA.

Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said that the centre will act as a hub for the community for alternative forms of removing household waste items.

“Our community is passionate about closing the loop on waste and ensuring its safe and environmentally responsible disposal and this was evident when we consulted on our Waste Resource Management Strategy,” she said.

“We are proud that 87 per cent of our community think it is very important to reduce the amount of waste that households generate and dispose.”

The facility will form part of a network of more than 100 Community Recycling Centres across New South Wales.

EPA Director of Circular Economy, Kathy Giunta, said the opening of the facility will help to further support the states recycling and sustainability targets.

“Most of the items accepted at community recycling centres can be reused or recycled. That also helps us save water, energy and other resources.”

The Central Coast Community Recycling Centre is located at 850 Hue Hue Road at Jilliby and will be open 7 days a week.

 

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