Recycling in NSW has reached a significant milestone with the 100th Community Recycling Centre officially opening today in Narellan, operational to the public from Saturday 17th December 2022.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves MP said that this centre will play an important role in reducing litter and driving better recycling practices across the region.

“I know residents and businesses will embrace this new centre because it supports the disposal of problem waste like paints, oils, gas bottles, fluoro lights, smoke detectors, batteries and other items, free of charge,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

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.

“Many people may not realise that items like lead acid batteries, gas bottles and oils can be reused or recycled into other products,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“This centre helps us to protect our environment and waterways like the Nepean River and Wianamatta South Creek while also saving energy and other resources too.”

The Camden Community Recycling Centre is located at 5 Millwood Ave, Narellan. It is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 2pm.

The Centre accepts household quantities (up to 20kg or 20L) of the following problem wastes for free; water and oil based paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor and other oils, car and household batteries, smoke detectors, fluoro globes and tubes, and aerosols.

Minister for Environment the Hon. James Griffin MP said reaching 100 community recycling centres across the state is 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 17,000 tonnes of waste,” Mr Griffin said.

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.

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