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National Asbestos Awareness Week

November 22, 2021Posted in: Other

As part of National Asbestos Awareness Week, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. Council’s Director of Communities and Place, Geoff King said asbestos was still widely used in building materials up until 1990. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos was banned several decades ago, it...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

September 8, 2020Posted in: Community

Pile of contaminated construction waste

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Highlands to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of recent incidents. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said the operators were targeting villages within easy access of the Hume Highway. “The most recent cases involved the mass dumping...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

June 12, 2020Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Shire to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of recent incidents. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said operators often targeted areas within easy access of major highways. “We’ve had a number of incidents reported recently including properties...

Local charities plea, please wait to donate

April 22, 2020Posted in: Other

Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Charity stores across the Highlands are asking customers and patrons not to dump unwanted goods outside welfare stores especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, said many local charities had experienced a surge in after-hours drop-offs. “We’ve definitely seen an increase in unusable items being left outside welfare stores...

Information wanted on construction waste dumping

December 17, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the illegal dumping of construction waste at the intersection of Kirkham and Mittagong Roads in Bowral. A total of three tonnes of waste was dumped sometime during the afternoon of Tuesday 10 December. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer Sara Rich believes the waste may have originated...