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Sin bins on the way out as Kempsey cleans up

TA-DA: Mayor Liz Campbell, Steve Pellen, Coby Meehan and Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey KEMPSEY Shire Council officially launched their award winning Mobile Community Recycling Centre (CRC) on Friday.
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The Mobile CRC is a waste management service that has been operating for the past 12 months with the aim of reducing illegal dumping and stockpiling of problem wastes. It is specifically designed for the safe collection and transport of household problem wastes.

Kempsey Shire Council coordinator of city services, Steve Pellen, said the launch of the mobile waste centre coincides with the opening of the recycling shed at the Kempsey Waste Management Centre.

“The projects were both funded by the EPA Waste Less Recycle More program,” Mr Pellen said.

“The trailer is the first of its kind in Australia.”

The trailer will travel to local communities and collect household hazard waste. The shed will also feed into the program as a site where residents can drop household hazard waste free of charge.

Last year the Mobile CRC was recognised for its uniqueness and won an award from the Institute of Public Works and Engineering for its innovation.

Mayor Liz Campbell said the council had been working on managing waste the right way for a number of years.

“The Mobile CRC is really starting to make a difference to the community by getting rid of hard to dispose of waste,” Cr Campbell said.

“And to compliment the innovative program the recycling shed allows people to purchase items of interest which saves on landfill and money which in the end is creating a clean environment for the community.”

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said Kempsey council had been adventurous in creating the Mobile CRC.

“I’m very proud of the innovation that has come out of the council with waste levy monies at work,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The statistics from the trailer are outstanding and other communities are now coming on board and adopting this type of service and the council’s innovative approach.”

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