Tagged: environment

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

May 15, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

chemical cleanout

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 26 May 2018 at Council’s Moss Vale Works Depot. Residents can drop off their unwanted household chemicals – FREE of charge – at Council’s Moss Vale Works Depot,...

Slow down – ducks about!

May 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging motorists to take extra care when behind the wheel and be mindful of wildlife on local roads. The call comes following concerns raised by residents regarding the number of recent vehicle strikes with native wildlife. Council’s Coordinator of Natural Resource Projects, Ian Perkins said the problem was often exacerbated around...

Residents rally for Clean Up Australia Day

April 10, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Hundreds of residents and students across the Shire have used the nation’s largest community-based environmental event to tidy the Shire and in the process collect over a tonne of discarded litter. The rubbish was collected from a record 26 registered sites across the Shire in March as part of national Clean Up Australia Day. Council’s...

Vessels of Change to headline Earth Hour

March 16, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 24 March.  The free event will see the launch of Vessels of Change, a solar powered art installation designed by local artists Heidi McGeoch and Sam Larwill.  The exhibition consists of 32 recycled...

Birds and bats to headline World Wildlife Day

February 28, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Eastern Spinebill

Wingecarribee Shire Council will celebrate this year’s World Wildlife Day with a free speaker forum that will focus on birds in backyards and microbats. To be held at the Gilbraltar Hotel on Saturday 3 March 2018, the morning forum will feature an address on birds and their habitats indigenous to our Shire. The discussion will...