Tagged: Green waste

Bin audit reveals recycling on the rise

June 26, 2017Posted in: Environment

Results from a recent bin audit conducted across the Shire has shown Highland residents are tops at recycling. Conducted throughout May and June, the bin audit revealed that 65.3 per cent of all waste generated by the sample study was correctly placed in the recyclable bin. “This is a fantastic result!” said Council’s Waste Education...

Garbage bin collections over Christmas period

December 20, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

WSC waste

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to remind residents that rubbish collections will not take place on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. The temporary change to scheduling is a result of both public holidays falling on a Sunday.  Services temporarily affected include collections of domestic garbage, recycling and garden organics services. Collections will resume as...

Free green waste disposal at RRC

June 9, 2016Posted in: Events

On Tuesday the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments declared the Wingecarribee Shire a natural disaster area. As a result Council is offering local residents free disposal of any garden waste that directly resulted from the storm at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre. Trees, plants and shrubs damaged or destroyed in the weekend’s floodwaters will all...

Seeds we don’t want saved!

February 4, 2016Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again calling on residents growing agapanthus plants to take to their gardens and remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, agapanthus have rapidly become one of the Highlands’ most common garden plants, enjoyed by many residents for their...

Council hosts Resource Recovery Centre tour

February 3, 2016Posted in: Events

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your waste and recycling when it leaves your kerb, February’s site tour of Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) will leave you guessing no more. “We actually receive lots of enquiries from people asking what happens to their waste and recycling after our trucks pick them up,” said Council’s...