Tagged: Recycling

Put second hand first at this year’s Garage Sale Trail

October 15, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Four kids holding up items at garage sale

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to put second hand first by shopping the Garage Sale Trail this weekend. Now in its ninth year, Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales and one of Australia’s biggest community events. Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Libby Guest, said Council is pleased to...

Bikes bound for Kununurra depart RRC

October 1, 2019Posted in: Community, Other

People pose in front of shipping container filled with bikes

The remote Western Australian community of Kununurra is set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlanders with the imminent arrival of a shipping container of refurbished bicycles. Closing the door on the container packed with hundreds of bikes was Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair, Steve Glendenning from Resource Recovery Australia and volunteers from...

Residents encouraged to Recycle Right

July 17, 2019Posted in: Community

People holding up items of what can be recycled: paper and cardboard, steel and aluminium cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to Recycle Right and update their recycling habits as part of a regional recycling campaign launched in Canberra last week. Coordinated via the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, the Recycle Right campaign seeks to simplify recycling messages, highlight recent changes and support the Australian Government’s call for a movement towards...

Change of operating hours at Resource Recovery Centre

June 28, 2019Posted in: Other

Starting Monday 15 July 2019 Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) will open from 8.00am seven days a week. Other changes to operating hours include closing the facility at 4.00pm weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday hours of operation will be from 8.00am to 1.00pm. The new opening hours are the result of a review conducted...

Local charities plea for donations that count, not cost

April 2, 2019Posted in: Other

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 unusable items at charity bins cost local charities thousands of dollars each year. “Local charities offer an important service to our community and unfortunately,...