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Project Sustainable Us

August 27, 2021Posted in: Environment

Do you know a local sustainability champion? Wingecarribee Shire Council is looking for unsung local champions who are helping to drive sustainable living across the Southern Highlands. Council’s Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara explained why Council was on the look-out for inspirational Highlanders. “We know that across our Shire many of our residents are taking...

Ten tips to reduce winter air pollution

June 3, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment

Wood fire smoke

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to check their wood heaters to boost efficiency and help improve air quality this winter. “As temperatures drop and winter sets in, the incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously affect our air quality,” said Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager Ms Danielle Lidgard. “On colder days, wood smoke...

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

March 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

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

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

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,...