Central Coast Community Recycling Centre opened at Jilliby

A new, and free, Community Recycling Centre is now open at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility at Jilliby, which takes problem wastes such as paints, oils, gas bottles, fluoro lights, smoke detectors and batteries..

It was established by Central Coast Council with the support of an Environmental Trust grant of $160,000 and work with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The centre, just past the Toukley exit on the M1, expands on the popular travelling chemical cleanout events held regularly.

Administrator, Rik Hart, said the recycling centre offered a permanent, free drop-off solution, complementary to existing services, that would make problem waste disposal easier for residents.

“Our community is passionate about closing the loop on waste and ensuring its safe and environmentally responsible disposal and this was evident when we consulted on our Waste Resource Management Strategy.

“We are proud that 87 percent of our community thinks it is very important to reduce the amount of waste that households generate and dispose of, and we are also proud to be able to actively find opportunities that help our community do this.

“I encourage everyone to make use of this great new facility,” Hart said.

EPA Director Circular Economy, Kathy Giunta, said the Central Coast Community Recycling Centre was part of a network of more than 100 facilities established across NSW.

“Most of the items accepted at community recycling centres can be reused or recycled.

“That also helps us save water, energy and other resources.

“If any of the problem waste dropped off at a centre can’t be recycled, it is properly treated before safe disposal,” Giunta said.

Problem wastes accepted, free of charge, are water-based and oil-based paints, used motor oils and other oils, lead-acid and hand-held batteries, gas cylinders and fire extinguishers, conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps as well as smoke detectors.

The centre is purpose-built for residential customers only and open every day from 7am to 4pm on weekdays and 8am to 4pm on weekends.

Media release, June 24
NSW Environment Protection Authority