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Moree Library Becomes Recycling Drop Off Centre

The Moree Community Library is making it easier for locals to help the environment by becoming a Community Recycling Station for the recycling of household batteries, mobile phones, e-Waste and printer cartridges.

The recycling library drop-off initiative complements the existing Community Recycling Centre at the Moree Waste Management Facility, which opened in August last year.

Acting Waste Manager Tahra Sayers explained establishing the Community Recycling Centre has significantly helped the community keep problem waste out of the landfill; reducing illegal dumping and increasing recycling.

“The Community Recycling Centre at the Moree Waste Management Facility has really made an impact on amount of recycling our community does. Now having the Moree Community Library as an additional collection point for recyclables will make it even easier for residents,” said Mrs Sayers.

Moree Community Library Coordinator Samantha Geatches said community waste is everyone’s problem, so at the Library we want to encourage the community to recycle problem wastes to help prevent contaminants from such material entering the environment.

“Libraries have always had a key role to play in environmental sustainability through their borrow, read and return practices with books. This is just an extension of the Library’s capacity be environmentally friendly, and a great collaborative project between Council departments,” commented Ms Geatches.

“The Moree Community Library is centrally-located with easy parking and accessibility, so people can bring in small household batteries, mobile phones, e-Waste and printer cartridges for us to help in the recycling loop,” said Ms Geatches.

The Moree Plains Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the Waste Management Facility, 57 Evergreen Road (off Tapscott Road) is available for householders to drop off problem waste. It is open 7 days, 7:15am to 4:15pm and accepts household recyclable waste including:

  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • e-Waste - mobile phones, televisions and computers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Gas bottles
  • Household Batteries
  • Motor Oils
  • Other Oils
  • Paint
  • Printer cartridges
  • Smoke Detectors

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

 

 

New Rules for Council’s Community Donations

Each quarter, Moree Plains Shire Council calls for applications from individuals and community, sporting and educational groups wishing to apply for financial assistance for local events, functions and sponsorship.

A new Public Donations Policy and associated form has been released and applies to the application period from July to September 2018. It includes some significant changes to ensure it is equitable, transparent, and promotes community collaboration.

General Manager Lester Rodgers explained the new application process has links to Council's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, acknowledges in-kind or financial support from the organisation, and provides strict guidelines on accurately reporting on the acquittal of funds.

“We want to build relationships between Council and the community, and increase the Shire’s liveability and accessibility, so the new application process reflects these considerations; promoting greater participation in local activities and collaboration between committees and organisations.”

“Applications will also be subject to better finalisation reporting and media promotion,” said Mr Rodgers.

Applications for the period from July – September are due by 5pm 15 June 2018 and will be presented to the Council at its meeting on 12 July 2018.

Copies of the new Public Donations Policy and application form are available at the Moree Community Library and Council offices at Moree, Boggabilla and Mungindi, by phoning the Executive Office on (02) 6757 3236 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LINK:  http://www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/helping-you-access-information/donations-by-council

 

 

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