Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Keeping Waste out of Landfill

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Keeping Waste out of Landfill

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PAINTS, oils, gas bottles and e-waste can now be taken to a new community recycling centre in Casino.

The facility - funded through a $55,000 State Government grant to North East Waste - was officially opened this week.

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis said it was part of a network of 86 centres being built across New South Wales, and said it would be a great asset for Casino residents.

He said people could now "freely dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of the kerbside bins".

"Open seven days the CRC (community recycling centre) will complement the existing Chemical CleanOut events to ensure these wastes are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and will help to minimise waste and boost recycling," he said.

CRC project officer for North East Waste, Karen Rudkin, said the new Casino facility was "free, safe and environmentally sound".

Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett congratulated North East Waste on the grant and encouraged all residents to use the centre. …

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