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Lithgow Welcomes New Recycling Centre

It has been almost two months since Lithgow’s Resource Recovery Centre opening and the community has gotten behind this great new addition to the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility.

The Lithgow Resource Recovery Centre accepts and sorts a variety of materials to be reused or recycled. This includes furniture, textiles, metal, tyres, timber, plastic, paints, e-waste and more.

The Reuse Shed is where good quality items are put on display for members of the public to take home for free. This is a special program that is not only saving perfectly fine furniture, clothing, toys and household items from landfills but also providing items to those who need them but may not be able to afford them.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited the centre and congratulated the staff.

“In the first month alone, seven tonnes of waste were saved from landfill and recycled. This month, the centre is on track to beat that figure with 6.5 tonnes already recycled,” Mr Toole said.

“This is a fantastic addition to the Lithgow region, and I am pleased to have been able to fund such a worthwhile project.”

This week is National Recycling Week, a time to educate and empower people to do the right things when they’re at the bin.

“This year’s theme, ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’is reminding people how to recycle, reduce waste, and engage with positive sustainable actions and this new centre is achieving just that.”

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