The NSW Environment Protection Authority has invited submissions for Community Recycling Centres for household ‘problem wastes’. Submissions close 5pm 3 February 2014.
Wastes that must be collected through the centres include lead acid and handheld batteries, as well as paints, oils, mercury containing lamps, gas cylinders and smoke detectors. Councils will have the option of retaining any revenue from sale of lead acid batteries. The grants will cover infrastructure, collection and reprocessing costs for all of the core wastes up to 2017. The initial grant round is only open to local councils, regional waste management groups and state government enterprises, either individually or in partnership with a third party such as a private business. Future rounds will be open to all organisations.
Information on the grants is available here.