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Recycling centre now accepting problem waste

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Best of all, it’s a free service.

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson said, ‘It’s another step in the right direction, with most of the waste collected at the centre being either reused or recycled.’

‘By sorting your waste and taking it to your local centre, it not only keeps it out of landfills, it will improve resource recovery rates, save water, energy and other valuable natural resources,’ he said.

The Byron Community Recycling Centre was opened last Friday by Ben Franklin MLC (Nationals) and is funded by an Environmental Trust grant of $111,826, from the Waste Levy, as part of the NSW state government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

NSW environment minister Mark Speakman said in a press release the facility was one of a network of 100 centres being built across NSW and $70 million has been allocated.

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great reporting!

    I”m sure the recycling centre is operating without an address, hours of operation, etc.

    Or is Council determining if that info can be released to the public – in another secret session after the Belongil Residents settlement discussion?

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