Tagged: Recycling

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,...

Southern Highlands Bikes4Life volunteers needed

March 8, 2019Posted in: Community

Australian not-for-profit organisation Bikes 4 Life is calling on volunteers from across the Shire to help the local branch restore pushbikes for needy communities. The Southern Highlands branch of Bikes 4 Life operate from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) where they are led by the Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Hans Radowitz....

‘Bag It’ documentary comes to Bundanoon and Mittagong

July 10, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

In celebration of Plastic Free July Wingecarribee Shire Council will be hosting a dual screening of the environmental documentary ‘Bag It’. The first screening of the award-winning documentary will take place at the Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall on Saturday 14 July and the second at the Mittagong Playhouse on Sunday 29 July. Doors for both...

Drawing attention to World Environment Day

May 29, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

In the lead up to World Environment Day Wingecarribee Shire Council will be unveiling a real-time public art piece designed to question our use of single-use plastics. Council’s Environmental Project Officer Michael Rhydderch responsible for the unique artwork exhibition explained the purpose of the temporary display. “As a society we’re still way too dependent on...

Backyard Burning Policy reminder

April 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the new changes to its Urban Backyard Burning Policy which came into effect on 1 April 2018. The changes were adopted by Council in July last year following feedback from residents after extensive public consultation and the introduction of Council’s Green Waste bin. “Council deliberately held off introducing...