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Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

April 1, 2021Posted in: Environment

Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger Period. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability Mr Barry Arthur explained that as of 1 April 2021 backyard burning is allowed for some residents, providing certain conditions are met. “Backyard burning is the burning of...

Rethink waste and celebrate Earth Hour

March 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Outdoor sculptures at dusk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens this Saturday 27 March 2021. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the evening is designed to change the way people see and talk about waste and recycling. “Artists have long been using recycled objects...

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

March 24, 2021Posted 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 on Sunday 28 March 2021. 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....

Seeds we don’t want saved

March 5, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on home owners with Agapanthus plants to remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, Agapanthus have quickly become one of the Highlands’ favourite garden plants, enjoyed by keen gardeners for their pretty white and purple flowers and year-round...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...

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