The community recycling centre at Central Coast Council’s Buttonderry Waste Management Facility in Jilliby has temporarily ceased receiving paint and household oils.
This is because of a chemical fire at a Sydney waste facility that receives and processes paints and household oils from many Councils in NSW.
The facility, managed by a contractor of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), experienced severe damage to the equipment that processes these materials and is unable to receive paints and household oils from Councils until further notice.
The NSW EPA is working to find an alternative solution for collection of these materials.
Until this time, no paint or household oils (excluding motor oils) can be dropped off for recycling at Central Coast Council’s Buttonderry Waste Management Facility due to licensing restrictions on chemical storage.
People are advised to safely store these materials at home until Council is able to receive them again.
Other types of problem waste are still being accepted at Council’s waste management facilities at Jilliby and Woy Woy.
Media release, May 6
Central Coast Council