Tips to reduce wood smoke pollution

May 15, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

With the chill of winter in the air, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits...

Council to support Mental Health Month

July 25, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper is calling on local service providers to join together in support of October’s Mental Health Month. “Mental Health Month is the perfect opportunity for all of us to gain more understanding of mental health issues that affect many in our community,” he said. “It acts as a yearly reminder...

Careful what you burn

June 25, 2015Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their timber before they light up their wood heaters. “Although all wood will burn, not all wood is safe to burn,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry Arthur. “It’s vitally important that people are aware of where their timber originated...

Scores on Doors across the Southern Highlands

May 29, 2015Posted in: Other

A state-wide food hygiene scoring program is to be implemented across the Shire after being endorsed by Councillors at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Council Meeting. ‘Scores on Doors’ is an initiative of the NSW Food Authority and encourages restaurants, cafés, pubs and fast-food outlets to display the ‘score’ certificate they’ve received following an inspection by a...

Chemclear and RRC to help farmers dispose of chemicals

August 26, 2014Posted in: Environment, Events

chemical cleanout

Farmers and users of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines (Agvet chemicals) will be given the opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted chemicals when Wingecarribee Shire Council hosts an upcoming ChemClear collection day at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre. Run in conjunction with ChemClear, local farmers and major agricultural chemical users have until Friday...