Project summaries - 2013 Community Recycling Centres

 

2013 Improved Systems for Household Problem Wastes - Community Recycling Centres
OrganisationProject titleAmount $
Albury City Council Community recycling centre - Albury City Council

213,580

Armidale Dumaresq Council Community recycling centre upgrading and modification

223,240

Bathurst Regional Council Community recycling centre - Bathurst Regional Council

37,796

Blue Mountains City Council Community recycling centre - Blue Mountains City Council

65,627

Broken Hill City Council Community recycling centre - Broken Hill City Council

113,412

Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Harbour community recycling centre

48,000

Deniliquin Council Deniliquin community recycling centre

200,000

Dubbo City Council Community recycling centre - Dubbo City Council

86,932

Glen Innes Severn Council Glen Innes and district community recycling centre

238,300

Gloucester Shire Council Gloucester community recycling centre

49,500

Great Lakes Council TWMC master plan stage 1: community recycling centre

189,904

Greater Taree City Council Taree community recycling centre

73,040

Griffith City Council Griffith household problem waste drop-off centre

247,000

Holroyd City Council Special waste mobile service

300,000

Hurstville City Council St George recycling centre

164,655

Kempsey Shire Council Community recycling centre

107,300

Kempsey Shire Council Kempsey Shire Council mobile community recycling centre

29,000

Kiama Municipal Council Kiama community recycling centre enhancement

198,460

Leichhardt Municipal Council Community recycling centre: 50-54 Moore Street Leichhardt

193,080

Muswellbrook Shire Council Problem wastes drop-off at Muswellbrook waste and recycling centre

181,280

Nambucca Shire Council Nambucca community recycling centre

61,700

NetWaste Gilgandra problem waste innovative solution

16,146

North East Waste Casino community recycling centre - North East Waste regional CRC network

55,966

North East Waste Grafton community recycling centre - North East Waste regional CRC network

56,022

North East Waste Kyogle community recycling centre - North East Waste regional CRC network

104,935

North East Waste Lismore community recycling centre - North East Waste regional CRC network

88,102

North East Waste Maclean community recycling centre - North East Waste regional CRC network

31,165

Palerang Council Bungendore waste transfer station - community recycling facility

48,000

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Port Macquarie hazardous waste centre upgrade

29,955

Randwick City Council Ridding Randwick of problem wastes

236,215

Singleton Council Singleton community recycling and resource recovery centre

155,000

Tamworth Regional Council Tamworth Forest Road community drop-off centre

83,040

Uralla Shire Council Uralla community recycling centre - household problem wastes

102,480

Walcha Council Aerodrome Road community drop-off centre

183,260

Wingecarribee Council Southern Highlands community recycling centre

179,455

Wollongong City Council Wollongong community drop-off and recycling centre

190,000

36 projects

TOTAL

$4,581,547

Albury City Council
Community recycling centre
$213,580

The temporary household recycling drop-off centre at Albury Waste Management Centre in Mudge Street, Lavington will be upgraded into a permanent purpose-built facility providing a new, improved service for people to drop off their potentially hazardous and problem household wastes for free. The upgraded facility will be open every day for residents to drop off wastes that cannot go in their household bins (for example paints, cooking and motor oils, gas cylinders, batteries and smoke detectors) which will then be disposed of safely or recycled.

Armidale Dumaresq Council
Community recycling centre upgrading and modification
$223,240

It will be easier than ever for Armidale residents to drop off hazardous and problem wastes at the community recycling drop-off centre at Armidale Waste Transfer Facility. The expansion and upgrade will provide an enhanced, safer and more effective drop off area, including space for more cars, consistent signage, new bays to collect different materials, sealed pavements, a drainage system and roof cover. People will be able to drop off a wider range of household wastes for recycling or safe disposal, including smoke alarms, paints, oils and fluorescent bulbs.

Bathurst Regional Council
Community recycling centre - Bathurst Regional Council
$37,796

Residents in Bathurst and neighbouring council areas will be able to drop off problem household wastes for free all year round with the construction of a new community recycling centre at the Bathurst Waste Management Centre. The new facility will accept household wastes that should not go to landfill, including motor and cooking oils, batteries, smoke detectors, CFL bulbs, gas cylinders and mattresses. The NSW EPA will pay for the materials collected to be recycled or disposed of safely.

Blue Mountains City Council
Community recycling centre - Blue Mountains City Council
$65,627

A community recycling centre will be built at the Katoomba Waste Management Facility to recover for recycling or safe disposal of household problem wastes like batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and used oils. The new centre will include safe storage facilities for items like lead acid batteries and will form part of a comprehensive resource recovery operation at Katoomba which currently accepts household recyclables, scrap metals, garden wastes, concrete as well as an e-waste drop-off area and a re-use shed. Residents in neighbouring council areas will also be able to use the service to maximise its effectiveness and minimise the quantity of problem wastes being landfilled or illegally dumped.

Broken Hill City Council
Community recycling centre - Broken Hill City Council
$113,412

Broken Hill residents will soon have a new option to safely dispose of household problem wastes for free with the construction of a Community Recycling Centre at the Broken Hill Waste Management Facility. The new centre will be open all year round and accept household wastes that could be harmful if they end up in landfill, including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders, oils, fire extinguishers and e-waste. The new service will complement existing services at the site, including drop off areas for domestic recyclables, scrap metals, concrete and garden waste.

Coffs Harbour City Council
Coffs Harbour community recycling centre
$48,000

The existing hazardous waste drop-off area at Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park will be upgraded to improve the collection of household problem wastes from residents in Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas. The upgrade will include a new hardstand and a new skillion roof adjoining the existing open-fronted shed. Together, the new and old structures will be rebranded as the Community Recycling Centre for people to drop off for free household problem wastes, including oils, batteries, paints and gas bottles. The facility is part of an emerging network of community recycling centres being built across NSW to make it easier for households to ensure their problem wastes can be recycled or safely disposed.

Deniliquin Council
Deniliquin community recycling centre
$200,000

Council will build a community recycling centre at its Hay Road tip for residents across the region to drop off problem waste for safe recycling or disposal. Oils, paint, batteries, gas bottles and smoke detectors will be able to be dropped off at the new facility all year round, making it easy for residents in Deniliquin and neighbouring Conargo and Murray Shire council areas to drop off their problem wastes. By keeping these wastes out of landfill residents are helping the environment.

Dubbo City Council
Community recycling centre - Dubbo City Council
$86,932

Council will build a new Community Recycling Centre at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre for residents to drop off problem wastes like batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils. The centre will form part of a 'one stop' small vehicle Resource Recovery Centre under development at the Whylandra site which will also receive domestic recyclables, e-waste, drums, scrap metals, construction and demolition wastes and garden organics.

Glen Innes Severn Council
Glen Innes and district community recycling centre
$238,300

Council will upgrade the resident drop-off area at the existing materials recovery facility within the Glen Innes Waste Management Centre, allowing for safe all-weather collection of household problem wastes and making it easier for people to drop off other materials for recycling. The new facility will bring together all the recycling areas across the site and provide year-round opportunities for residents in Glen Innes and neighbouring council areas to drop off problem wastes like oils, batteries, gas bottles, paint, and smoke detectors for safe disposal or recycling.

Gloucester Shire Council
Gloucester community recycling centre
$49,500

Council will upgrade the existing recycling centre at the Thunderbolts Way Landfill to improve the collection of household problem wastes like oils, paint, batteries, gas bottles and smoke detectors. The upgrade will include a new hardstand and a roof for the community recycling centre which will be located next to a new residual waste and recycling transfer station being built. The new facility will be open to residents in Gloucester and surrounding areas, while standard signage and design will integrate the facility with the emerging network of Community Recycling Centres being set up across NSW to make it easier for people to ensure their problem wastes are disposed of safely or recycled.

Great Lakes Council
TWMC master plan stage 1: community recycling centre
$189,904

As part of a 25 year collaborative master plan to transition the Tuncurry Landfill to a Resource Recovery Park, Great Lakes Council will build a new community recycling centre at the facility for residents to drop off problem wastes. Existing services will be expanded at the site to provide a permanent drop off area for paints, oils, gas bottles, fluorescent light bulbs. Householders will be able to drop off their problem wastes free of charge all year round for safe disposal or recycling.

Greater Taree City Council
Taree community recycling centre
$73,040

Council will upgrade the existing transfer station at Bucketts Way Landfill to provide a year-round service for residents to drop off problem household wastes such as oils, batteries, paints, gas bottles and smoke alarms. The upgrade will include a new hardstand and a new awning for the community recycling centre which will be attached to the existing transfer station. Standardised signage and design will integrate this facility with a network of community recycling centres being built across NSW.

Griffith City Council
Griffith household problem waste drop off centre
$247,000

Council will build a new community recycling centre at the Tharbogang Waste Management Centre to make it easy for people to drop off problem household wastes for safe disposal or recycling. The facility will include storage, bunding, paving, lighting, security system, safety equipment, and standardised signage. It will provide a year-round service for residents to drop off oils, paint, batteries, smoke alarms and fluorescent light bulbs for free.

Holroyd City Council
Special waste mobile service
$300,000

Council will set up a special waste service to pick up household problem wastes. The service will operate as a social enterprise through Mission Australia, providing new training and employment opportunities. It will run in Holroyd one to two days per week, providing a weekly pick-up of EPA specified problem wastes, including oils, batteries, gas bottles, smoke alarms and compact fluorescent bulbs. It will also collect textiles and e-waste and be available to residents in Auburn and Parramatta council areas. The likely popularity of the service was highlighted in a recent survey that showed 76 percent of residents would prefer a pick-up service to a drop off centre, but few were aware of the benefits of safe disposal or recycling of problem waste compared to the potential damage they can cause in landfill.

Hurstville City Council
St George recycling centre
$164,655

Hurstville City Council in partnership with Kogarah and Rockdale City Councils will build a new community recycling centre at its works depot in Roberts Avenue, Mortdale. The St George Recycling Centre will provide a permanent, convenient service for Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale residents to drop off problem waste like paints, oils, batteries, gas cylinders, smoke detectors and fluorescent lights for free.

Kempsey Shire Council
Kempsey community recycling centre
$107,300

The existing facilities at the Crescent Head Waste Management Centre will be upgraded to improve the collection of household problem wastes from residents of Kempsey and surrounding areas. The upgrade will include a new hardstand and a new open shed for the community recycling centre beside the existing reuse shop shed. Standardisation of signage and design will integrate this facility with the emerging network of community recycling centres. This upgrade is expected to significantly improve recovery of household problem wastes as well as reducing risks for both householders and waste management staff.

Kempsey Shire Council
Kempsey Shire Council mobile community recycling centre
$29,000

A specialised trailer will be developed to collect household problem wastes. The trailer will provide a convenient way for isolated communities to dispose of problem wastes such as paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes, as well as assist in reducing illegal dumping and stock piling of problem wastes. The trailer will also feature educational messages and resources to engage residents of these isolated communities about better waste management practices.

Kiama Municipal Council
Kiama Council community recycling centre enhancement
$198,460

Council will upgrade the Minnamurra Recycling Facility. The purpose built facility will allow for the collection of household problem wastes including paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. People will be able to drive through the new centre to dispose of their household problem wastes in dedicated bays which will each have clear signage. To support the council’s focus on recycling and resource recovery the upgraded centre will also collect mattresses and e-waste. The facility will be open six days per week.

Leichhardt Municipal Council
Community recycling centre: 50-54 Moore Street Leichhardt
$193,080

Residents in Sydney’s inner-west will have a new opportunity to drop off their household problem waste at Leichhardt’s Weekend Transfer Station. The Weekend Transfer Station will be open for people to recycle or safely dispose of problem wastes including paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The new service will reduce the amount of problem wastes being disposed to landfill, providing environmental benefits and an anticipated reduction in illegal dumping which to improve the amenity for all the local community.

Muswellbrook Shire Council
Problem wastes drop-off at Muswellbrook waste and recycling centre
$181,280

The Muswellbrook Waste and Recycling Facility is being upgraded to allow the collection of household problem wastes. All Upper Hunter residents will now be able to safely and environmentally dispose of common household problem wastes like paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The project will help to ensure the safe and secure diversion of hazardous household wastes from landfill and educate and inform the community of the positive environmental outcomes of correct disposal of household problem wastes. The new community recycling centre will have a user friendly design and will be open seven days a week.

Nambucca Shire Council
Nambucca community recycling centre
$61,700

The existing facilities at the Nambucca Waste Management Facility will be upgraded to make it easier for residents in Nambucca, Macksville and surrounding areas to safely dispose of, or recycle household problem wastes (e.g. paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes). The upgrade will be located directly opposite the waste, recycling and organics drop-off area.

NetWaste
Gilgandra problem waste innovative solution
$16,146

NetWaste in partnership will Gilgandra Shire Council is upgrading their existing community recycling centre to allow for the collection of paint as well as gas bottles, smoke detectors, household batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes, oil and lead acid batteries which are already collected at the site. The Gilgandra site is being used as a trial to determine suitability of storage units, servicing frequencies and on-site process for consideration by up to 20 regional/rural NetWaste councils to improve diversion of targeted items from landfill. Community members will be able to access the drop-off points during normal facility opening hours.

North East Waste
Casino community recycling centre – North East Waste regional CRC network
$55,966

This project will see the Namoona Waste Facility upgraded to be able to accept a wider range of household problem wastes. Community members will be able to drop off paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes to be disposed of safely or recycled. This is excellent news for council and the community as recent waste audits have identified that problem wastes like paint and fluoro globes and tubes are commonly found in the red lid waste bin or yellow lid recycling bins. The new community recycling centre will operate seven days a week.

North East Waste
Grafton community recycling centre – North East Waste regional CRC network
$56,022

The project will allow Grafton residents to drop-off household problem wastes with a planned upgrade to Grafton Landfill. Funding will help build a Community Recycling Centre for residents to drop off paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes. The community recycling centre will service the Grafton and South Grafton communities, as well a number of smaller neighbouring towns and villages. The centre will make it easier for people to safely dispose or recycle problem wastes and follows an audit that showed that many of the potentially hazardous materials were being put in the red lid bins and ending up in landfill.

North East Waste
Kyogle community recycling centre – North East Waste regional CRC network
$104,935

This project will upgrade the existing infrastructure to make the centre a one stop shop for householders to drop off a wide range of recyclable materials. The long term benefits of the new service include fewer problem wastes being dumped in landfill, where they may cause environmental harm, an increase in the recycling rate for problem wastes and the potential sale and reuse of some items such as paint via the Reuse Centre. It is also expected to reduce incidents of illegal dumping as community awareness and participation increases.

North East Waste
Lismore community recycling centre – North East Waste regional CRC network
$88,102

An upgrade to Council’s Recycle and Resource Recovery Centre will provide residents with the opportunity to drop off an increased range of household problem wastes. While the centre already collects paint, oils, lead acid batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes and gas bottles this new funding will be used to upgrade the site and allow for increased quantities of these materials to be collected. The planned enhancements to the existing facility include: replacement of the existing asphalt with a concrete slab; installation of a wall to provide demarcation of the drop off area and accommodate signage; line marking to clearly identify vehicle access, parking and unloading areas, walkways and stillage locations.

North East Waste
Maclean community recycling centre – North East Waste regional CRC network
$31,165

This project will see a community recycling centre being established at a transfer station at Maclean. Located close to the town on the highway and at the crossroad of a number of small coastal centres, the new facility will make it easier for residents to conveniently dispose of problem wastes like paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes. This upgrade will help ensure problem wastes for households in the region stay out of landfill to be disposed of safely or recycled.

Palerang Council
Bungendore waste transfer station - community recycling facility
$48,000

As part of the development of the Bungendore Waste Transfer Station, a new service for the free collection of household problem waste will be established. The new community recycling centre is part of broader plan to provide a high quality waste management facility to service the growing population of Palerang and surrounding areas. It will make it easier for people to safely dispose of or recycle wastes like paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries etc.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Port Macquarie hazardous waste centre upgrade
$29,955

The existing problem waste drop-off area at Kingfisher Road Waste Management Centre will be upgraded to improve the collection and storage of household problem wastes. The residents of Port Macquarie and surrounding areas will be able to drop off paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes for safe disposal or recycling. The upgrade to the existing site will include installation of cladding on a currently open section of wall to protect against the weather, replacement of an existing degraded security fence and improving drainage systems. Improved signage will also integrate the existing network of community recycling centres being set up across NSW.

Randwick City Council
Ridding Randwick of problem wastes
$236,215

This project will redesign the existing community recycling centre to allow for the collection household problem wastes at the Matraville community recycling centre. It is anticipated that residents from surrounding areas will also have access to the site to enable even more problem wastes to be safely disposed of or recycled, rather then dumped in landfill.

Singleton Council
Singleton community recycling and resource recovery centre
$155,000

Council will establish a permanent community recycling centre to be opened all year round. Household problem wastes including paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes, etc. will be accepted free of charge. The centre will also accept printer cartridges, mobile phones, electrical items, domestic metal items, furniture and miscellaneous re-usable items.

Tamworth Regional Council
Tamworth Forest Road Community drop off centre
$83,040

Council will upgrade the Forest Road Waste Management Centre to collect household problems wastes. The upgrade will include new infrastructure, equipment and improved site signage. It will be open year round for residents to easily and conveniently drop off paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes for safe disposal or recycling.

Uralla Shire Council
Uralla community recycling centre - household problem wastes
$102,480

This project will upgrade the facilities at the Uralla Landfill and Recycling Facility. The upgrade will establish a community recycling centre for Uralla residents to conveniently drop off their common household problem wastes including paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. This project will involve the construction of a separate building that will include a public drive through, storage facility for items waiting transport and associated workspace.

Walcha Council
Aerodrome Road community drop off centre
$183,260

Council will enhance its waste management facility to allow free drop-off of problem household wastes. The project will involve the construction of a shed next to existing recycling infrastructure and will include a public drive-through and storage for items awaiting transport. This upgrade will enable residents to conveniently recycle and dispose of household problem wastes like paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The centre will be open five days a week.

Wingecarribee Shire Council
Southern Highlands community recycling centre
$179,455

Council will construct a user friendly, convenient community recycling centre to encourage the responsible disposal of problem wastes in the Southern Highlands and surrounds. The centre will be based at Council's resource recovery centre, where it will become an integral part of Council's commitment to waste wise practices and best practice resource recovery.

Wollongong City Council
Wollongong community drop-off and recycling centre
$190,000

Council will be upgrading an old materials recovery facility to transform it into a community recycling centre for household problems. Residents will be able to drop off old and unwanted paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes for safe disposal or recycling. In addition to problem wastes, the new community recycling centre aims to be a one-stop-shop for recycling services by allowing residents to drop off other materials for recycling that cannot go in the yellow lid bins.

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