Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, right, with Inverell Shire Council Mayor Paul Harmon pictured on the new public weighbridge at the Inverell Materials Recovery Facility.
AN upgrade to the Inverell Materials Recovery Facility will soon get underway thanks to a $191,375 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM), Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall, who toured through the Inverell facility this week, said the WLRM program was launched two years ago and to date, over $1.1million in funding had been injected into several local council projects across the Northern Tablelands.
“The aim of the $465.7million five-year initiative is to transform waste and recycling in NSW and this project in Inverell is just another step toward that end,” Mr Marshall said.
“Councils across NSW were invited to lodge an application for a grant; there was strong competition with a diverse range of project proposed so I’m delighted Northern Tablelands councils did so well in their quest for funding.
“The upgrade to the Inverell Materials Recovery Facility will mean that residents will have year round access to correctly and safely dispose of household problem wastes which include paint, gas bottles and batteries.
“This will also directly compliment council’s recent installation of a public weigh-bridge along with CCTV monitoring of inbound and outbound water materials.”
Mr Marshall said the standardisation of the signage and design at the recycling centre would integrate the facility with the emerging network of community recycling centres being built across NSW.
“I’m confident that this investment will help Inverell Shire Council reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill by making it easier for people to recycle and remove problem waster from their households and bins,” he said.
“It’s an excellent initiative and I’m delighted to see the NSW Government supporting local councils in their endeavours to undertake projects that enhance the environment and sustainability of our region.”