New recycling centre for Mid-Western Region

It’s now a little easier for Mudgee residents to keep up their good recycling habits, thanks to the new Community Recycling Centre opening its doors at Mudgee’s Waste Facility.

Local residents will now be able to dispose of items such as paint tins, gas bottles, batteries, e-waste and other domestic wastes for free.

The centre was officially opened last month and was jointly funded by the Mid-Western Regional Council and a $78,781 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

The facility will help divert items away from landfill and hopefully help prevent items from being dumped in inappropriate places such as waterways or drains.

Everything is clearly marked at the centre, making drop off easy. Waste items will be either safely disposed of or recycled. For example the lead, acid and plastic in lead acid batteries will be recovered and recycled, keeping these materials out of our landfill.

The Community Recycling Centre is open on Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm.

The following items can be disposed of for free:

  • Paint
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Household and car batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Motor and other oils
  • E-waste

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