Clarence Valley Independent

Spring into summer with a visit to your CRC

Household problem waste items including batteries, smoke detectors, oils and paint for drop off at the CRC. Image: contributed

You may not know that household batteries and fluoro lights can be recycled into new products but not if they get thrown into kerbside bins where they end up as landfill.

It’s been estimated that around 46 tonnes of batteries and 28 tonnes of fluoro light bulbs end up in our bins each year across the north coast region and yet there’s a simple alternative! It’s your local Community Recycling Centre or CRC.

Take the opportunity this National Recycling Week (11th to 17th November) or in fact any week of the year, to visit your nearest CRC located at either the Grafton Regional Landfill or Maclean Waste Transfer & Recycling Centre.

Residents can drop off quantities of up to 20 litres or 20 kilos of unwanted batteries, fluoros and other household problem wastes including smoke detectors, oils, paints and gas bottles. There’s no charge to drop off these items, most of which will be recycled or reused.

In the last three years more than 109 tonnes of household problem waste has been diverted from landfill by the efforts of Clarence Valley residents who have visited their CRCs to dispose of items in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

So whether you’re moving house, renovating your home or just having a spring clean, gather up those problem waste items tucked away in the darkest corner of the shed or in a forgotten draw or cupboard and drop them off for free at your CRC.

For more information contact Clarence Valley Council at Grafton 6643 0888 or Maclean 6645 5225 or visit http://www.newaste.org.au/crc-online.html

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