THERE is bound to be a few hundred sheds across the Valley with stacks of half-full paint tins, car batteries and other toxic waste materials.

And for all the wives out there tired of saying 'will you please just get rid of that stuff', now there is no excuse not to do just that.

Mayor Richie Williamson and member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis yesterday officially opened two new Community Recycling Centres.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Helen Mulligan, manager waste compliance EPA, with Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson at the official opening of the Grafton Recycling Centre. Photo: Georja Ryan
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Helen Mulligan, manager waste compliance EPA, with Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson at the official opening of the Grafton Recycling Centre. Photo: Georja Ryan

The facilities are specifically designed for dumping toxic and hazardous waste products.

Mr Gulaptis said it was another step towards the region becoming more environmentally friendly.

"These recycling facilities are a great asset for residents who will be able to freely dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of the kerbside bins," he said.

"Open seven days, these CRCs will complement existing Chemical Clean- Out events to ensure these wastes are kept out of landfill where they may harm the environment and will help to minimise waste and boost recycling."

Mayor Richie Williamson said the free service would allow people a much easier and efficient way of dumping their hazardous waste.

"We encourage residents to take this opportunity to leave their paint products, and things like gas bottles and E-Waste here at the facility," Cr Williamson said.

The CRCs are at both the Maclean and Grafton landfill sites.



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