The new Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Cowra is open. This means local residents can now drop off any of those awkward household items including old paint, gas bottles, motor oils, fluoro lights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and batteries.
It’s free to drop off these items and everything is really clearly marked at the centre. The waste items will then be safely disposed of or recycled. For example the lead, acid and plastic in lead acid batteries are recovered and recycled, keeping these materials out of our landfill.
The CRC is located on Glen Logan Road. For more information on opening hours visit www.cowracouncil.com.au
This facility is funded by the NSW waste levy via the EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The full 2016 Waste to Art Catalogue can be viewed here. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.
Congratulations to our 2015/16 Waste to Art Overall Winner, Jack Fox of Condobolin.
Jacks’ amazing work is titled “Alzheimer’s”. It won the category for High School 3D and then went on to take out the overall winners prize. Jack describes his work as; “Hast du einen vogel”? is a German expression meaning ‘Are you crazy? or more literally ‘Do you have a bird in your brain’?. My work is a physical manifestation of this as it relates to, and explores the process and memory loss, as the bird flies away with the old
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE2015 VILLAGE WASTE GRANT RECIPIENTS Millthorpe Village Committee
The committe are using their grant to establish a water refilling station. You can find out more information about applying for the 2016 Village Waste Grant here.
New Community Recycling Centres (CRC) have been built in different Council areas to help deal with problem wastes’ including: paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, batteries, oils, smoke detectors, fluoro globes and tubes
Community Recycling Centre Locations
COUNCIL LOCATION CONTACT
Bathurst Bathurst Waste Management Centre 02 6332 9111
Blue Mountains Katoomba Waste Management Facility 02 4780 5000
Broken Hill Broken Hill Waste Management Facility 08 8080 3300
Gilgandra Gilgandra Waste Management Facility 02 6817 8866
For more information visit the EPA website or contact the Councils listed above.