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New community recycling centre opens in Penrith

A new community recycling centre has been officially opened for residents of the Penrith region to dispose of problem waste.

The centre is the first in western Sydney in partnership with the private sector and will provide residents from the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) with year-round free services to drop-off problem wastes that should not be put in kerbside bins.

These wastes include: gas bottles, water-based and oil-based paints, used motor and cooking oils, batteries, fluorescent tubes and globes, smoke detectors, cardboard, gas cylinders, expanded polystyrene Styrofoam, mobile phones and TVs.

State Upper House MP Shayne Mallard did the official honours in place of Penrith MP Stuart Ayres on July 20, as part of the government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

Mr Mallard congratulated Penrith Mayor John Thain, Penrith City Council and the local community for their leadership and commitment to reducing landfill and increasing recycling.

The state government provided a $161,850 grant to the Penrith Waste Facility under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. The Penrith Community Recycling Centre is now part of a network of 100 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) being established across NSW.

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