Watch out for dirt bags

February 6, 2017Posted in: Environment
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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)...

Working together for bushfire management

February 3, 2017Posted in: Environment
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Mt Gibraltar

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to update their Bush Fire Survival Plan following concerns raised about the threat of bush fire. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience an unusually hot and dry summer. “Council is aware of recent discussions centred around Mount Gibraltar in Bowral,” said Council’s Natural Resource Projects Coordinator,...

Changes to disposal of asbestos at RRC

February 1, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to conditions of disposal when disposing of asbestos at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). As of 1 February 2017 and in line with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s broader management of asbestos, asbestos must be presented for disposal as follows: Quantities of less than 20kg...

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