It was great to officially open the new Community Recycling Centre at Blaxland today.

The NSW Government supported the establishment of the CRC with a grant of $83,875 to Blue Mountains City Council under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The Blaxland Community Recycling Centre is now part of a network of more than 100 Community Recycling Centres being established across NSW thanks to more than $14 million in grants awarded since 2014.

These centres complement the existing Household Chemical CleanOut program by offering residents a year-round free service to drop-off problem wastes that should not be put in the kerbside bins.

This Centre is one of many similar style recycling centres that I have opened on behalf of the Minister for the Environment and each time is welcomed with enthusiasm by the community and the council staff.

As a life-long environmentalist and enthusiastic recycler, I am always keen to see increased recycling and reducing waste to landfill.

I was joined by Blue Mountains Liberal Councillor Brendan Christie and Blaxland Chamber of Commerce President Jo Bromilow to inspect the new facility.

Mayor Mark Greenhill was present and thanked the Berejiklian Liberal Government for funding project.

I tongue in cheek noted that I was pleased to be there today as the Mayor of the Blue Mountains thanked the Liberal State Government for the grant funding.