Category: Environment

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

May 20, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Chemical CleanOut at Moss Vale 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 this Saturday 25 May 2019. 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....

Tips to reduce wood smoke pollution

May 15, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Wood fire smoke

With the chill of winter in the air, 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...

Join the big Glossy Weekender!

May 9, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting bird enthusiasts from across the Shire to join them this weekend and hear of the plight of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. “The Glossy Black-Cockatoo really is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers. “However they’re classified as a vulnerable species and if we don’t help to...

A new chapter for Mittagong Library

April 11, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
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View of Mittagong Branch Library

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on a green makeover of Mittagong Branch Library that will improve the energy efficiency of one of our Shire’s popular historic buildings. The Mittagong Library Energy Efficiency Upgrade (MLEEU) project will see the installation of a new air conditioning system, LED lighting and new building insulation to efficiently...

Koala project keen to work with landholders

April 8, 2019Posted in: Environment
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The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is excited to work together with private landholders from across the Wingecarribee Shire to help look after local koala habitat. The Koala project team have invited one thousand key landholders from across the Highlands which are predicted to have koala habitat to attend KOALARAMA – a series of free information...