Tagged: Resource Recovery Centre

Council to begin clean-up of RRC aggregate

September 13, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin remediation of the contaminated reclaimed crushed aggregate located within the grounds of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) following approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The reclaimed crushed aggregate in question was found to have contained a small amount of bonded asbestos, not dissimilar to fibro, following routine laboratory...

Bicycles needed for Namibia

August 24, 2017Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Bicycles for Change is calling on residents of the Southern Highlands to donate their unwanted pushbikes to help the less fortunate. The call comes on the back of a recent decision by Council to assist the Southern Highlands Branch of Bicycles for Change with a one thousand dollar donation...

RRC asbestos update

August 22, 2017Posted in: Community

Last year Wingecarribee Shire Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre. Since this announcement Council has continued to liaise with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and comply with their Clean-Up Notice as issued on 5 August...

Council clarifies RRC asbestos situation

August 7, 2017Posted in: Other

Council has today responded to comments reported in some sections of the media regarding the management of asbestos found onsite at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in 2016. Last year Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre....

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...