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New location for Moss Vale Sharps Bin

May 1, 2014Posted in: Community

The Sharps Bin located in Council’s Civic Centre courtyard in Moss Vale has moved to the refurbished Moss Vale Medical Centre in time for the facility’s grand opening in June 2014. The previous location at the Civic Centre was unavailable after business hours. “It was decided that the bin’s prior location was not the most...

Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

April 4, 2014Posted in: Environment

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

Help us reduce wood smoke pollution this winter

April 2, 2014Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be lending its support to Wingecarribee Shire Council this winter in an effort to help reduce wood smoke across the Shire. Council has received $35,200 in grant funding for the NSW Government’s Wood Smoke Reduction Program 2014. The program will be supported by staff funded through Council’s Environment...

Council adopts asbestos policy

August 2, 2013Posted in: Environment

Council recently adopted a new asbestos policy covering the Wingecarribee Local Government Area. The policy was based on the Model Asbestos Policy developed by the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW on behalf of the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities Working Group. The policy provides information, existing legislative requirements and best practice processes for...

Council takes smoking off the menu

June 21, 2013Posted in: Community, Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents and businesses that Council owned dining areas in the Southern Highlands will become smoke free from 1 July 2013. Smoke free dining areas will be identified by shop front window signage in all relevant businesses. This includes footpaths and some purpose built outdoor dining areas in Bowral, except for...

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