Community Recycling Centre

‘’ This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy’’


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is establishing a network of Community Recycling Centers across NSW. The primary aim of this program is to make it easier for households in NSW to safely dispose of materials that can be hazardous to the environment or to public health. CRCs are to be designed and operated to temporarily store these materials safely until they can be recycled or disposed of appropriately.

The materials being targeted by the EPA for collection at CRCs are as follows:

  • Paint (Water based, oil based and other paint types)
  • Used Oil
  • Batteries ( Including lead acid batteries and other types of batteries used by households)
  • Domestic Gas Cylinders (typically LPG, but also other types)
  • Conventional tube type and compact fluorescent lamps and other types
  • Smoke detectors

Wentworth Shire Council has been granted a fund by EPA and Environmental Trust to construct a CRC at Buronga Landfill. CRC is under construction at the moment and construction phase will be completed by the end of March 2017 and will be operational at a date to be advised.