NSW 100th Recycling Centre opens in Camden

Recycling in NSW has reached a significant milestone with the 100th Community Recycling Centre now officially opened at Camden in South-West Sydney.

The state’s newest recycling centre was established with the support of a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Minister for the Environment, James Griffin said reaching 100 community recycling centres across the state was a huge achievement for a cleaner environment in NSW.

“This new centre joins a network of 99 other facilities across NSW that have to date collected more than 17 thousand tonnes of waste,” Mr Griffin said.

“Local Councils across the state continue to commit to reducing waste and keeping our waterways and environment clean – with this centre set to provide benefit well into the future.”

Community Recycling Centres enable the disposal of problem waste like paints, oils, gas bottles, fluoro lights, smoke detectors, batteries and other items, free of charge.

The EPA has awarded more than $5 million in educational grants and more than $13 million in infrastructure grants to establish Community Recycling Centres across NSW.

For more information visit: cleanout.com.au