Disposal of problem waste to be easier at Raleigh facility

A new community recycling facility specialising in hazardous material will be added to the Raleigh centre.
A new community recycling facility specialising in hazardous material will be added to the Raleigh centre.

A NEW Community Recycling Centre will be commissioned at the Raleigh Waste Management facility.

Funds sourced from the NSW Government's Waste Less - Recycle More initiative will allow construction in the 2015-16 financial year.

The new centre will provide residents with greatly improved facilities to dispose of problem household wastes such as paint, chemicals, gas bottles, florescent globes and other waste materials that can have significant environmental impacts if not correctly disposed of.

The new facility will consist of a large drop off station and storage shed which will allow for best practice collection and storage of hazardous waste materials.

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor Mark Troy said there will be no charge to residents for the new services as costs will be covered under the funding agreement.

"Council is excited to start the project," Cr Troy said.

"This will be a great addition to our largest waste facility.

"It gives residents access to a new level of waste disposal services that will help our shire maintain its position as state leader in waste management."

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