$1.8 Million In Grants Available For Community Recycling Centres

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced that the NSW Government has opened the Community Recycling Centre grants, with $1.8 million available to make it easier for NSW residents to recycle or safely dispose of items like oils, light globes, paint and batteries.

“To date over 100 Community Recycling Centres have opened in NSW, collecting about 4.5 million kilograms of household problem waste,” Mr Elliott said.

“Applications to enhance existing facilities or build new facilities for the collection of problem waste are now open,” Mr Elliott said.

“Not-for-profit organisations, regional organisations of councils, regional waste groups, NSW councils, state government entities, and private organisations who have plans to tackle problem waste and keep it out of landfill are invited to apply.”

Mr Elliott said the community benefits from free and convenient ways of dropping off their problem wastes for environmentally friendly disposal and recycling.

“Many homes and garages contain potentially hazardous materials like household cleaners, garden chemicals, paints, gas bottles and motor oils and fuels. The safe disposal of leftover and/or unwanted chemicals is a problem faced by many households.”

“I encourage operators of Community Recycling Centres to apply for funding and make it easier for householders to safely dispose of their household problem waste,” Ms Upton said.

The Improved Systems for Household Problem Waste (Community Recycling Centres) grants are administered by the Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority and funded under their Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

For more information, please visit https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/business-recycling. Applications close 17 May 2018.