Community Recycling Centres grants awarded and project summaries

This program helps establish community recycling centres for households.

Project summaries

In the 2017 round (round 4) the Environmental Trust approved 5 grants, totalling $992,218.


Organisation Project title Amount $
Camden Council

Camden Council Community Resource Recycling Centre

199,518

City of Sydney Council

Community Recycling Centre Alexandria Canal Depot

192,700

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Goulburn Region Community Recycling Centre

200,000

Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie Northeast Community Recycling and Reuse Centre

200,000

Wagga Wagga City Council

Wagga Wagga Community Recycling Centre

200,000

 

5 projects totalling

$992,218

Camden Council

Camden Council Community Resource Recycling Centre – $199,518

When complete, this centre will be a pivotal aspect of Camden Council’s waste services. The Camden local-government area is a dynamic and growing region and the implementation of a community recycling centre (CRC) will enhance current waste services by facilitating a convenient, free and safe way of disposing of hazardous problem household wastes. This CRC will deliver long-term waste-reduction objectives and connect existing CRCs. This partnership between the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, council and the community will protect the environment by conserving natural resources and reduce the community’s environmental footprint, benefitting future generations.

City of Sydney Council

Community Recycling Centre, Alexandria Canal Depot – $192,700

The City of Sydney’s new community recycling centre (CRC) will be located at the Alexandria Canal Depot on Bourke Street. This community facility will allow residents to recycle household problem waste items such as paints, gas bottles and e-waste. The City of Sydney has set a bold ‘zero waste by 2030’ pathway for waste management with its new waste strategy and action plan. This CRC will play a vital role in contributing to the zero-waste target and improving household recycling outcomes for council’s residents. Council aims to have the CRC open and operational by 2019.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Goulburn Region Community Recycling Centre – $200,000

Council has recently completed a master plan to transform Goulburn Waste Management Centre (GWMC) into a modern waste facility, to be known as Re-Use Goulburn. The proposed community recycling centre (CRC) will form a key part of this development, and will be located with other recycling facilities at the GWMC. The CRC will accept 8 problem household wastes, including polystyrene, e-waste, household batteries, mobile phones, ink cartridges, X-ray films, cardboard and paper, soft plastics and co-mingled household recycling.

Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie Northeast Community Recycling and Reuse Centre – $200,000

Lake Macquarie City Council will build a new community recycling centre to provide residents with a convenient location north-east of the lake to drop off household problem wastes (such as paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and sharps) that do not belong in landfill. Textiles, electronic wastes, whitegoods, and mattresses will also be accepted, to help reduce illegal dumping of these items. Subject to council funding and market testing, the City may appoint a social enterprise to operate the centre, providing additional community benefits including local jobs, training and a discount shop for reusable items in good condition. The centre will be operational by 2020.

Wagga Wagga City Council

Wagga Wagga Community Recycling Centre – $200,000

Gregadoo Waste Management Centre is a large, multi-faceted resource-diversion facility serving Wagga Wagga and the surrounds. Council is currently developing a master plan for the site with a view to separating public disposal from that of commercial operations. The new facility is intended to include a transfer station, e-waste drop-off point, mattress collection area, styrofoam receptacles to allow designated recycling, and a new community recycling centre (CRC). This CRC will be fully integrated into the diversion system and allow easy and safe access for the drop-off of approved materials.

In the 2015 round (round 3) the Environmental Trust approved 10 grants, totalling $1,707,710.


Organisation Project title Amount $
Cessnock City Council

Cessnock Community Recycling Centre

200,000

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

Cooma Community Recycling Centre

139,000

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Surf Beach Community Recycling Centre

237,424

Fairfield City Council

Fairfield City Council - Community Recycling Drop-Off Centre

196,495

Gosford City Council

Gosford City Council - Community Recycling Centre

164,901

Orange City Council

Orange Community Recycling Centre

190,756

Queanbeyan City Council

Queanbeyan Waste Minimisation Centre - Community Recycling Facility

116,670

Snowy River Shire Council

Snowy River Community Recycling Centre (Drop-off)

139,300

Sutherland Shire Council

Sutherland Shire Community Recycling Centre

223,164

Wentworth Shire Council

Buronga Landfill - Community Recycling Centre

100,000

 

10 projects totalling

$1,707,710

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock Community Recycling Centre – $200,000

A newly constructed community recycling centre will provide Cessnock residents with year-round access to drop off paints, gas bottles, smoke detectors, fluorescent globes and tubes, oils and batteries, free of charge. The centre will be built at the existing Cessnock Waste and Re-use Centre and will form part of an integrated regional network of community recycling centres in the Hunter Valley.

Cooma–Monaro Shire Council

Cooma Community Recycling Centre – $139,000

Residents of Cooma–Monaro will now be able to drop off their household problem waste at the new community recycling centre, located at the existing resource and waste facility. Cooma–Monaro residents will now have a one-stop-shop for waste management and recycling. Residents will be able to drop off paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes, free of charge, all year round.

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Surf Beach Community Recycling Centre – $237,424

Council will build a community recycling centre to take household problem wastes at the Surf Beach Waste Management Facility. Construction of the purpose-built facility for household problem wastes will allow the community to safely dispose of paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The CRC will provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the community.

Fairfield City Council

Fairfield City Council Community Recycling Drop-Off Centre – $196,495

Council will upgrade the current recycling drop-off centre at Wetherill Park to collect, recycle and safely dispose of household problem wastes. The centre already collects scrap metal, household recycling, e-waste, gas bottles, car batteries, and motor oils: this upgrade will expand the service to include paints, household batteries, cooking oils, fluorescent light bulbs and smoke detectors. The upgrade will reduce hazardous waste being landfilled or illegally dumped and improve resource recovery rates. Residents from neighbouring areas will also have access to the centre.

Gosford City Council

Gosford City Council Community Recycling Centre – $164,901

Gosford City Council will establish a community recycling centre for household problem wastes at the Woy Woy landfill. The centre will form part of council‘s broader resource-recovery operations. Its design will include a segregated, under-cover drive-through storage facility that will allow residents to safely dispose of their problem wastes. Residents can drop off motor oil, batteries, gas cylinders, fluorescent lamps, smoke detectors and paints free of charge.

Orange City Council

Orange Community Recycling Centre – $190,756

The new community recycling centre (CRC) at the Ophir Road Resource Recovery Centre will collect batteries, fluorescent lamps, paint, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils. The CRC will form part of a comprehensive resource-recovery operation that also includes the collection of household recyclables, a recovery shop, scrap metal, organics processing, concrete, masonry and brick recovery, e-waste, construction and demolition sorting and drumMUSTER. Once the centre is completed, the community will have a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted problem wastes in a responsible and environmentally sound manner.

Queanbeyan City Council

Queanbeyan Waste Minimisation Centre Community Recycling Facility – $116,670

As part of the development of the Queanbeyan Waste Minimisation Centre, a new service for the free collection of household problem waste will be established. A custom-designed shed will be built where residents can safely and easily drop off their household problem waste for recycling. Once the upgrade is complete, paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes can be dropped off year-round.

Snowy River Shire Council

Snowy River Community Recycling Centre (Drop-off) – $139,300

A community recycling centre will be constructed at the Jindabyne Regional Waste Management Facility for residents across the region to drop off their household problem wastes for recycling and/or safe disposal. Oils, paint, batteries, gas bottles and smoke detectors will be able to be dropped off at the new facility all year round. Funding will provide new facility infrastructure, security fencing, gates and lights. The facility will promote and foster responsible waste management and resource recovery across the community.

Sutherland Shire Council

Sutherland Shire Community Recycling Centre – $223,164

The Sutherland Shire Council Community Recycling Centre will be a purpose-built facility for residents to drop off household problem wastes 6 days a week. Located centrally in the local-government area, this centre will provide a much-needed service to the community and discourage illegal dumping and stockpiling of household problem wastes. Once operational, this facility will align with council’s vision of a ‘low waste future with best-practice waste management’ by reducing waste to landfill and minimising environmental risks associated with household problem wastes.

Wentworth Shire Council

Buronga Landfill – Community Recycling Centre – $100,000

The community recycling centre will provide a new, improved service for residents to drop off their household problem wastes for free. The facility will be open every day for residents to drop off wastes that cannot go in their household bins including paints, oils, gas cylinders, batteries and smoke detectors. Once dropped off at the centres, they will be safely disposed or recycled.

In the 2014 round (round 2) the Environmental Trust approved 36 grants, totalling $5,166,602.

Organisation Project title Amount $
Bega Valley Shire Council

Household problem waste drop-off centre - construction

146,077

Bellingen Shire Council

Raleigh Community Recycling Centre

106,300

Bogan Shire Council

Bogan Shire community recycling service

43,030

Cabonne Council

NetWaste Region - Manildra Community Recycling Centre

98,037

Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown Junction Road Community Recycling Centre and recycling cluster stations trial

276,298

Canada Bay Council

City of Canada Bay community drop-off centre

172,433

Coonamble Shire Council

NetWaste Region - Coonamble Community Recycling Centre

31,601

Cowra Shire Council

NetWaste Region - Cowra Community Recycling Centre

74,573

Forbes Shire Council

NetWaste Region - Forbes Community Recycling Centre

93,531

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah community recycling facility

166,335

Hawkesbury City Council

Hawkesbury City Council Community Recycling Centre

216,000

Hornsby Shire Council

Hornsby Shire community recycling drop-off centre

158,500

Inverell Shire Council

Inverell Shire Community Recycling Centre

191,375

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

Kimbriki household problem waste drop-off centre

247,795

Lachlan Shire Council

NetWaste Region - Condobolin Community Recycling Centre

32,410

Maitland City Council

Construction of community problem waste recycling centre

112,447

Marrickville Council

Marrickville Council Community Recycling Centre

248,933

Mid-Western Regional Council

NetWaste Region - Mudgee Community Recycling Centre

78,781

Moree Plains Shire Council

Moree Plains Shire Council - Community Recycling Centre

130,227

Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Community Recycling Centre - household problem wastes

111,691

Newcastle City Council

Summerhill Community Recycling Centre for household problem wastes

115,000

North East Waste

Ballina Community Recycling Centre (CRC) - North East Waste Regional CRC Network

109,498

North East Waste

Byron Community Recycling Centre (CRC) – North East Waste Regional CRC network

111,826

North East Waste

Tweed Community Recycling Centre (CRC) – North East Waste Regional CRC network

70,250

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC)

Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

149,549

Oberon Council

NetWaste Region - Oberon Community Recycling Centre

32,410

Penrith City Council

Penrith Community Recycling Centre

161,850

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) - Riverina Waste Group

Construction of six Community Recycling Centres

222,000

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) - Murray Waste Group

RAMROC - Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa and Murray Shires Community Recycling Centres

153,480

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network - Central Cluster

156,943

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network - Eastern Cluster

182,919

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network - Northern Cluster

182,939

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network - Western Cluster

182,919

Shoalhaven City Council

Central Community Recycling Centre (CRC) with satellite drop-off facilities and milk run service

262,861

Tenterfield Shire Council

Tenterfield Community Recycling Centre

175,784

Wyong Shire Council

Wyong Shire Council: Community Recycling Centre

160,000

 

36 projects totalling

$5,166,602

Bega Valley Shire Council

Household problem-waste drop-off centre construction – $146,077

Residents of Bega Valley will now have access to a permanent drop-off facility for the disposal of household problem wastes including paint, gas bottles and batteries. The Merimbula Community Recycling Centre will enable residents to drop off their problem wastes free of charge throughout the year. The council will provide a mobile service to collect the problem waste materials for those residents who live in more remote areas of the local-government area.

Bellingen Shire Council

Raleigh Community Recycling Centre – $106,300

The council will upgrade its Raleigh Waste Management Centre to establish a community recycling centre. The upgrade includes a new hardstand, shed and awning so that residents will be able to safely and correctly drop off their household problem wastes. The upgrade will improve the recovery rate of household problem wastes.

Bogan Shire Council

Bogan Shire Community Recycling Service – $43,030

The council will upgrade its waste and resource recovery facility to establish a community recycling centre and set up a mobile service for the collection of household problem wastes from remote residents. The problem wastes that will be collected include paint, gas bottles, batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes, smoke detectors and oils. This enhancement will increase recycling opportunities for the residents of Nyngan.

Cabonne Council

NetWaste Region: Manildra Community Recycling Centre – $98,037

The construction and operation of a central community recycling centre at the Manildra Waste Management Facility will improve resource-recovery access to residents of Cabonne and neighbouring councils. It will be possible to drop off oil, paint, batteries, gas bottles and smoke detectors at the new facility year-round, making it easier to correctly dispose of household problem waste. This enhancement also allows for the collection and storage of problem wastes from council’s other waste-management facilities. This will provide coverage for problem waste management throughout the entire Cabonne local-government area.

Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown Junction Road Community Recycling Centre and recycling cluster stations trial – $276,298

Campbelltown Community Recycling Centre will provide a convenient and accessible drop-off solution for household problem wastes. Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly residents will be able to drop-off free of charge paint, oils and batteries year-round at the Leumeah Waste Depot which is 3 kilometres from the Campbelltown CBD. As well as the permanent centre, the council will also be trialling ‘recycling cluster stations’ for the disposal of batteries, mobile phones and compact fluorescent lights. The stations will be located at various locations throughout the city.

Canada Bay Council

City of Canada Bay Community Drop-off Centre – $172,433

The City of Canada Bay Community Recycling Centre (CRC) will enable residents to correctly recycle and dispose of problem wastes such as paints, oils, batteries, smoke detectors, gas bottles and fluorescent lighting. Grant funding will allow council to build a CRC as an extension to the existing council depot. The facility will promote and foster responsible waste management and resource recovery within the community.

Coonamble Shire Council

NetWaste Region: Coonamble Community Recycling Centre – $31,601

It will be easier for residents to drop off problem wastes at a new community recycling centre (CRC) at the Coonamble Waste Management Facility. The new facility will collect problem wastes including paint, oils, batteries and gas bottles. The new CRC will form part of council’s broader resource-recovery operations that include drumMUSTER and the collection of e-waste, scrap metals, construction and demolition and garden wastes. This will be a one-stop-shop for Coonamble Shire residents.

Cowra Shire Council

NetWaste Region: Cowra Community Recycling Centre – $74,573

The construction and operation of a new community recycling centre (CRC) at the Cowra Waste Management Facility will collect household problem wastes including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils. The CRC will improve council’s resource recovery operations that include drumMUSTER and the collection of e-waste, scrap metals, construction and demolition (C&D) and garden wastes. The facility is part of an emerging network of CRCs being built across NSW to make it easier for households to ensure their problem waste can be recycled or safely managed.

Forbes Shire Council

NetWaste Region: Forbes Community Recycling Centre – $93,531

Council will build a community recycling centre at its Daroobalgie Waste Management Facility for residents across the region to drop off their household problem wastes for recycling or safe disposal. Oils, paint, batteries, gas bottles and smoke detectors will be able to be dropped off at the new facility all year round. The facility will promote and foster responsible waste management and resource recovery across the community.

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah Community Recycling Facility – $166,335

A community recycling centre will be constructed at the Gunnedah Waste Management Facility to complement and enhance existing resource recovery activities. Residents will be able to drop off household problem wastes such as batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and used oils. This new service will be free and open all year round. The upgrade will provide new infrastructure and improved signage and operations at the facility.

Hawkesbury City Council

Hawkesbury City Council Community Recycling Centre – $216,000

A community recycling centre will be established at council’s waste management facility in South Windsor. 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. Residents will be able to drive into dedicated bays within the new centre to drop off these materials. The centre will have clear and easy to follow signage, making it very easy to use and encourage householder participation.

Hornsby Shire Council

Hornsby Shire Community Recycling Drop-off Centre – $158,500

The council will provide residents with a new community recycling centre that will assist householders in their efforts to manage problem wastes. Residents will be able to quickly and conveniently drop off leftover paints, oils, gas cylinders and other common problem wastes, 6 days a week. Funding will provide new infrastructure, security fencing, gates, lights and clear signage. Householders from neighbouring council areas will also have access to the centre.

Inverell Shire Council

Inverell Shire Community Recycling Centre – $191,375

An upgrade to the Inverell Materials Recovery Facility will mean that residents will have year-round access to correctly and safely dispose of household problem wastes including paint, gas bottles and batteries. Standardisation of signage and design will integrate the facility with the emerging network of community recycling centres being built across NSW. This upgrade directly complements council’s recent installation of a public weighbridge along with CCTV monitoring of inbound and outbound waste materials.

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

Kimbriki household problem-waste drop-off centre – $247,795

A new community recycling centre (CRC) within the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre at Ingleside will make it easier for householders to dispose of paints, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, oils, fluorescent tubes, smoke detectors, and household and car batteries. Kimbriki currently accepts cardboard, e-waste, scrap metals, scrap timber and textiles and plans to accept polystyrene and mobile phones in the future. The Kimbriki CRC will be a one-stop-shop for residents in northern Sydney.

Lachlan Shire Council

NetWaste Region: Condobolin Community Recycling Centre – $32,410

The construction and operation of a new community recycling centre at the Condobolin Waste Management Facility will allow household problem wastes including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils to be collected. Residents will be able to drop off their household problem wastes 7 days a week, free of charge.

Maitland City Council

Construction of community problem-waste recycling centre – $112,447

Residents will soon have access to a new purpose-built community recycling centre (CRC) for household problem wastes. The new CRC will be built at the Mount Vincent Road Waste Management Facility. The upgrade will allow the diversion of potentially hazardous materials including batteries, oil, gas cylinders, fluorescent lights, smoke detectors and paints from landfill.

Marrickville Council

Marrickville Council Community Recycling Centre – $248,933

Grant funding will provide a new community recycling centre (CRC) to be established at council’s waste depot. The new CRC will collect household problem wastes including paints, oils, batteries, fluoro lighting, gas cylinders and smoke detectors. The CRC will relieve pressure on Marrickville’s well-supported Household Chemical Clean Out events and provide a long-term solution to the safe management of household problem wastes.

Mid-Western Regional Council

NetWaste Region: Mudgee Community Recycling Centre – $78,781

Council will be upgrading the Mudgee Waste Management Facility to establish a community recycling centre (CRC) for household problem wastes. Residents will be able to take batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils to the CRC for safe disposal and recycling. The CRC forms part of council’s broader resource recovery operations that include the collection of e-waste, agricultural chemicals, scrap metal, construction and demolition waste, and garden waste.

Moree Plains Shire Council

Moree Plains Shire Council Community Recycling Centre – $130,227

Located at council’s waste management facility, the Moree Plains community recycling centre (CRC) will collect household problem wastes including paint, oil, gas bottles, batteries, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes. The facility will be accessible to the community and easy to use with tailor made signage. The CRC will become an integral part of council’s commitment to reducing waste to landfill and increase resource recovery.

Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Community Recycling Centre: household problem wastes – $111,691

A community recycling centre will be established at Narrabri Waste Management Centre, providing the residents of Narrabri with easy access to dispose of household problem wastes such as paint, gas bottles, batteries, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes.

Newcastle City Council

Summerhill Community Recycling Centre for household problem wastes – $115,000

Households in Newcastle and surrounds will soon have access to a newly constructed community recycling centre (CRC) for household problem wastes at the Summerhill Waste Management Facility. The CRC will be open year-round and will provide a free of charge service where residents can drop off paints, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The CRC will be part of an emerging regional network of community recycling centres and its layout, design and signage will be consistent with the recently established centres in Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens.

North East Waste

Ballina Community Recycling Centre and North East Waste Regional CRC Network – $109,498

North East Waste and Ballina Council will establish a community recycling centre as part of an integrated regional network across the north-east region of NSW. The new centre will be located at Ballina’s existing waste resource recovery facility close to the highway providing householders with convenient access. Keeping problem wastes out of the household bins will result in improved resource recovery and keep these wastes from polluting the local environment.

North East Waste

Byron Community Recycling Centre and North East Waste Regional CRC Network – $111,826

North East Waste and Byron Bay Council will establish a community recycling centre (CRC) as part of an integrated regional network. The enhancement of Byron Bay’s existing facility at Myocum will support residents in easily managing their household problem wastes. The centre will be open 7 days most weeks to allow householders to drop off their unwanted wastes including paint, gas bottles and batteries. The CRC will support the community’s efforts to look after their local environment.

North East Waste

Tweed Community Recycling Centre and North East Waste Regional CRC Network – $70,250

North East Waste and Tweed Shire Council will establish a community recycling centre (CRC) as part of an integrated regional network. An upgrade to the Stott’s Creek Resource Recovery Centre will allow residents to conveniently drop off their common household problem wastes at a new CRC. The upgrade will include new infrastructure and improved signage.

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC)

Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre – $149,549

The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is an initiative of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils on behalf of 5 of its member councils (Willoughby, Ryde, North Sydney, Lane Cove and Hunters Hill). The CRC will be established at Artarmon, providing a convenient and accessible location for residents of the partnering councils to dispose household quantities of problem wastes such as paint, gas bottles and batteries. Problem waste disposal was identified as a focus area in the 2014 Northern Sydney Regional Waste Strategy.

Oberon Council

NetWaste Region: Oberon Community Recycling Centre – $32,410

Council plans to establish a new community recycling centre at its Oberon Waste Depot. The centre will make it convenient for residents to drop off their household problem wastes including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils free of charge. The centre will form part of council’s resource recovery operations currently at the site for e-waste, drumMUSTERr, scrap metal and garden organics.

Penrith City Council

Penrith Community Recycling Centre – $161,850

Council are partnering with ToxFree to establish a community recycling centre (CRC) at St Marys. The centre will provide residents in Western Sydney with a free drop-off service for their problem household wastes including paints, motor oils and gas bottles. The new centre will be close to the centre of Penrith, providing residents with the convenience of being able to dispose of their problem wastes all year round, free of charge. The CRC will benefit the Western Sydney region by providing increased opportunities for resource recovery.

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) – Riverina Waste Group

Construction of six Community Recycling Centres – $222,000

This innovative project will provide a service to all households across the vast area of south-west NSW. Six identical facilities will be built at existing landfill sites and a specially designed and constructed trailer will be used to transport collected waste to the regional centre at Griffith. This system will provide access for householders across 6 Riverina councils that would otherwise have to transport their material long distances to a regional centre.

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) – Murray Waste Group

Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa and Murray Shires Community Recycling Centres – $153,480

Householders in the Murray region will have access to community recycling centres (CRC) to drop off their household problem wastes free of charge. The RAMROC councils in the Shires of Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa and Murray will establish 4 satellite CRCs. The simple, practical and environmentally appropriate facilities will be situated within each of the shires. Materials collected at these facilities will be transported to the larger CRCs being established at Albury and Deniliquin for aggregation and collection. The centres will provide a key service to remote communities in the region enabling them to drop off their unwanted paint, gas bottles, batteries, oils, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes free of charge.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centre network – Central Cluster – $156,943

The REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Central Cluster forms part of a regional ‘hub and spoke’ approach to service delivery. This innovative project will be supported by a mobile service with static facilities to ensure that even the smallest communities within this region are able to access the free drop-off service and facility. The hub will be located at Coolamon Shire with a spoke at Junee Shire.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Eastern Cluster – $182,919

The REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Eastern Cluster forms part of a regional ‘hub and spoke’ approach to service delivery. This innovative project will be supported by a mobile service with static facilities to ensure that even the smallest communities within this region are able to access the free drop-off service and facility. The hub will be located at Tumut Shire with spokes at Tumbarumba and Gundagai Shires.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Northern Cluster – $182,939

The REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Northern Cluster forms part of a regional ‘hub and spoke’ approach to service delivery. This innovative project will be supported by a mobile service with static facilities to ensure that even the smallest communities within this region are able to access the free drop-off service and facility. The hub will be located at Temora Shire with spokes at Cootamundra and Bland Shires.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Western Cluster – $182,919

The REROC Community Recycling Centres network – Western Cluster forms part of a regional ‘hub and spoke’ approach to service delivery. This innovative project will be supported by a mobile service with static facilities to ensure that even the smallest communities within this region are able to access the free drop-off service and facility. The hub will be located at Greater Hume Shire with spokes at Lockhart and Urana Shires.

Shoalhaven City Council

Central Community Recycling Centre with satellite drop-off facilities and milk run service – $262,861

The council will establish a community recycling centre (CRC) for household problem wastes at its West Nowra Waste and Recycling Depot. Drop-off areas will also be set up at 9 other waste depots located across the local-government area, utilising a mobile milk-run service to collect all problem wastes and deliver the materials for aggregation at the West Nowra CRC. This project offers multiple environmental, social and economic benefits to the community by providing residents with convenient access to a safe disposal method for their household problem wastes.

Tenterfield Shire Council

Tenterfield Community Recycling Centre – $175,784

Residents will soon be able to dispose and recycle their household problem wastes at one location with the enhancement of Tenterfield’s main Waste Transfer Station. The enhancement will include the construction of a shed with a segregated undercover drive-through storage facility to allow residents to safely dispose of their problem wastes. The new community recycling centre will be a free service and open year-round.

Wyong Shire Council

Wyong Shire Council Community Recycling Centre – $160,000

The council will establish a community recycling centre at its Buttonderry Waste Management Facility (BWMF). The existing recycling area at BWMF will be reconfigured to accommodate the new waste streams, with modified vehicle access and traffic flows, as well as a more intuitive and simplified layout that improves potential for resource recovery of existing and new wastes. Residents will be able to drop off paint, gas bottles, batteries, oils, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes free of charge throughout the year.

In the 2013 round (round 1) the Environmental Trust approved 36 grants, totalling $4,581,547.


Organisation Project title Amount $
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 totalling

$4,581,547

Albury City Council

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

Bathurst Regional Council Community Recycling Centre – $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

Blue Mountains City Council Community Recycling Centre – $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

Broken Hill City Council Community Recycling Centre – $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

Dubbo City Council Community Recycling Centre – $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 that 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 1 to 2 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 6 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 transfer station will allow 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 probably reducing illegal dumping, which will improve the amenity of the area for 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 7 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

In partnership with NetWaste, Gilgandra Shire Council is upgrading its 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 the 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 bins or yellow-lid recycling bins. The new community recycling centre will operate 7 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, and 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, gas bottles and fluorescent globes and tubes, 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; and 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 such as 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 and are 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 such as paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils and batteries.

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 better drainage systems. Improved signage will align this centre with the 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, allowing even more problem wastes to be safely disposed of or recycled rather than 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 that lets Uralla residents 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, a storage facility for items awaiting transport and an 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 such as paint, gas bottles, smoke detectors, oils, batteries and fluorescent globes and tubes. The centre will be open 5 days a week.

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Southern Highlands Community Recycling Centre – $179,455

Council will construct a convenient and user-friendly 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 problem wastes. 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 is intended 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.