Tagged: illegal dumping

Local charities plea for donations that count, not cost

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other

Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with local charities to tackle illegal dumping at stores and donation bins across the Shire. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, explained that dumping large and unusable items on kerbsides and around charity bins cost our charities thousands of dollars each year. “Local charities offer an important service...

Information wanted on dumping of mulch

April 16, 2018Posted in: Other

mulch

Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the dumping of mulch following complaints from a number of locations across the Shire. Several tonnes of fresh mulch have recently been dumped in Centennial Reserve in Bowral and Bundanoon’s Ferndale Reserve. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer Sara Rich believes the mulch may have originated from...

Information wanted on dirt bags dumping rubbish

January 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Rangers from the Wingecarribee Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RID) are seeking information regarding the dumping of used carpet tiles on the Illawarra Highway. Dozens of boxes containing hundreds of industrial-grade carpet tiles were dumped sometime in December off the highway atop Macquarie Pass.  The used tiles were found beside the rail bridge overpass located mid-way...

Watch out for dirt bags

February 6, 2017Posted in: Environment

Unsuspecting property owners in south west Sydney are falling victim to dirt bags who are providing them with soil that is contaminated with building and demolition waste, heavy metals or even asbestos. If the ‘dirt deal’ seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)...

Council warns of dangers of accepting ‘free’ fill

December 2, 2016Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding landowners to be vigilant when buying or accepting fill onto their properties. The call follows a number of recent incidents where residents have accepted discounted or ‘free’ fill only to learn later that the product is contaminated. “Our proximity to Sydney and other larger metropolitan areas makes our Shire an...