NOW OPEN: Byron Community Recycling Centre
Byron Shire now has a new easy way to dispose of household problem waste items and help reduce the impact on the environment and increase resource recovery.
Opened today at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre by the Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, was the new Community Recycling Centre.
It’s a FREE service for household problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services and if incorrectly disposed of can cause significant harm to the environment.
Items that can be dropped off include water-based and oil-based paints, used motor and cooking oils, lead-acid and hand-held batteries, gas cylinders and fire extinguishers, conventional tube and compact fluorescent light globes, smoke detectors and more. It is estimated that a total of approximately 15 tonnes per year of these problem wastes will be collected at the new centre.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said it’s a great facility that will make it convenient for residents to recycle products that often we don’t know what to do with.
“It’s another step in the right direction with most of the wasted 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 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.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am–4pm, Sat & Sun: 8.30am–11.30am (closed public holidays).
Residents can now drop off the following household problem waste items for FREE, helping to minimise our community’s impact on the environment:
- Paint (oil and water based)
- Gas bottles & fire extinguishers
- Fluoro globes and tubes
- Household & car batteries
- Motor oils & Other oils
- Smoke detectors
- Electronic waste
- Mobile phones
Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. As a guide a maximum container of 20 litres or 20 kilograms each of the wastes listed.
By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local CRC, you are helping to improve recycling, reducing waste to landfill and looking after your local environment.