New recycling centre opens for Coffs Harbour
A NEW recycling centre for paints, oils, batteries, gas bottles and other problem wastes has opened in Coffs Harbour.
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser today announced that a new Community Recycling Centre is open for business, following a $48,000 grant from the NSW Government's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
"This new facility will be a great asset to Coffs Harbour with residents now able to more easily dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of the kerbside bins," Mr Fraser said.
"It will ensure more of these sorts of waste are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and it provides another way we can all minimise waste and boost recycling."
The facility is available to residents from neighbouring council areas, as well as Coffs Harbour, to drop off problem household wastes for free all year round.
The centre will be open seven days a week and will complement the existing Chemical CleanOut events that are run throughout the year.
The facility is located at the Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park on Englands Rd.
The centre is open from 7:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 4:00pm on weekends.
The centre accepts the following problem wastes:
• 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 lamps
• smoke detectors
• household chemicals