Upgrade to Queanbeyan Community Recycling Centre for household paints,

Published on 08 October 2018

Official opening of the Queanbeyan Community Recycling Centre

Today is the official opening of the upgraded Queanbeyan Community Recycling Centre (CRC), where residents can drop off problem wastes such as paints, oils, gas bottles and batteries for free.

The Queanbeyan CRC has been established by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council after receiving a grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

“This recycling facility will help keep problem wastes out of landfill and help reduce illegal dumping,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“We can now recycle problem wastes to help prevent contaminants from entering the environment.

“I’m sure most residents would have a stockpile of old paint tins, batteries and oils in their sheds and now they have somewhere to dispose of them free of charge which is a great addition to our region.”

This centre is part of a network of 100 facilities being established across NSW.

The NSW Government has dedicated $127 million to establish new systems, such as the community recycling centre network under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Waste Less, Recycle More is a NSW Government initiative to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure.

The Community Recycling Centre is located at The Waste Minimisation Centre at 5 Lorn Road Crestwood. It is open 7 days a week: 7:15am – 4:15pm. 

The CRC accepts the following problem wastes for free:

  • water-based and oil-based paints
  • used motor oils and other oils
  • lead-acid and household batteries
  • gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • compact fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • smoke detectors

For more information visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/index.htm