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Council launches ‘Sustainable Us’ video series

Wingecarribee Shire Council has launched a sustainable living program in a new initiative for the Southern Highlands. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Mr Barry Arthur, explained that the Sustainable Us program was developed in response to community feedback. “Last year we undertook extensive community research to help develop the new Environment and Climate Change Strategy,”…

Council supports learner driver education

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again offering free road safety workshops designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Mr Brian Speed, explained that parents and supervisors play a vital role in providing young drivers with the experience they need to be safe on our roads. “As rules, regulations and technology…

Preparing your Wood Heater

With the cooler months approaching, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits of a properly…

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its annual Chemical CleanOut program on Saturday 30 April 2022. Residents can drop off their unwanted household chemicals – FREE of charge – at Council’s Moss Vale Works Depot from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm….

Green Caffeen launches tomorrow

Wingecarribee Shire Council has partnered with Green Caffeen to launch a swap and go reusable coffee cup system across the Southern Highlands. Nineteen local cafes across the Shire have already opted in, with numbers continuing to grow. Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Phoebe Ward, explained how the system works. “Consumers simply need to download…