17 January 2019

Mayoral Column

Waste Management Advisory Committee members and Hawkesbury Councillors recently joined me to open the new Community Recycling Centre which has opened at the Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility at 1 The Driftway, South Windsor.

You can now recycle problem wastes before they contaminate our environment by dropping them off at the centre. The following problem wastes are accepted free of charge:

  • water-based and oil-based paints
  • used motor oils and other oils
  • lead-acid and hand-held batteries
  • gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps
  • smoke detectors, TV and computer equipment and mobile phones.

The Hawkesbury Community Recycling Centre is the fourth centre to open in Western Sydney and the tenth in metropolitan Sydney. Hawkesbury City Council established the Community Recycling Centre after receiving a $216,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

This is a significant addition to the recycling options already available for mattresses, metals, timber, electronic equipment and more. In 2017/18, Council sent over 1,800 tonnes of these materials to recycling. The recycling facility will complement the Hawkesbury’s existing recycling services, while also keeping problem wastes out of landfill, helping to reduce illegal dumping and increasing recycling.

The NSW Government is aiming to improve the collection and recycling of household problem waste by dedicating $127 million to establish new systems, such as the community recycling centre network under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

The Community Recycling Centre is open 7 days from 8am to 4pm, except public holidays. For more information visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm and www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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