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Products Available at RRC


As of 21/7/17, all advertised products are available for sale. This includes:

  • Fine Mulch
  • Coarse Mulch
  • Screened Woodchip

Click here for more information


Council Cleanup Coming Soon


Council Cleanup collections commence on 14 August 2017.


This is a user-pays, pre-booked service with the collection dates based on location. 


Collections must be paid for and booked by 4.30pm on the Friday before collection starts in your area.


There is a limit of 2 cubic metres and there are limits on what can and can't be be accepted.


Click here for more details - Council Cleanup Information



Plastic Free July


Did you know it is Plastic Free July?


Follow these links for more information:




What Soft Plastics are Accepted for Free at the RRC?


What is Soft Plastic?

  • Single use plastic shopping bags
  • Clean film plastics – glad wrap, cling film, plastic wrap, bubble wrap
  • No mixed material eg metal/plastic, no paper (eg shop dockets)
  • If you can push your finger through the plastic then it should be OK. 


What Kind of Soft Plastic is Accepted at the RRC?

Although there are many kinds of soft plastics, the only kind the RRC can accept for free is:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Clean cling wrap
  • Clear A4 sheet protectors
  • Clear plastic bags
  • Clear plastic newspaper wrapping
  • Snap/Zip lock bags

If you aren’t sure, please feel free to ask at our Community Recycling Centre at the RRC.


REMEMBER:

  • Plastic bags never go into the yellow lidded recycling bin: not for recycling and not with recycling inside. 
  • Supermarket shopping bags can generally be returned to the shops they came from - remember no shop dockets inside

External Links:
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/what-plastics-can-i-recycle-war-on-waste/8548658

Planet Ark: http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/documents/doc-712-plastic-bags-factsheet.pdf

Redcycle: http://www.redcycle.net.au/what-to-redcycle/



Fees and Charges for 2017-18


Below are the links to the Fees and Charges for 2017-18:




The Food Smart Project


Food Smart Program


This is a snapshot of the food scraps we produce in our kitchens.


This information contributes to a larger study of food waste in NSW. By simply measuring the volume of your food scraps over a couple of days you can contribute to this study. 


For more information and to sign up please go to the Love Food Hate Waste Food Smart ProgramKits are available at the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale. By contributing, you will go in the draw for a prize.


To collect your kit, please contact our Waste Education Officer on 4868-0507 or by emailing waste.education@wsc.nsw.gov.au



Tours of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) and Sustainability Workshops


Tour of the RRC: Dates have been set for the rest of the year.


Sustainability Workshops: 

  • Find out about pruning fruit trees and sustainability


Community Recycling Centre


Watch out for the Community Recycling Centre cut outs as they move around the Shire.


What is the CRC?


Picture of CRC cutoutPicture of CRC cutout



Speak 4 The Planet


The finals of this drama and public speaking competition was held at Chevalier College on May 17th.






Domestic Collection Calendar


You can download the 2017 Waste Calendar (external link), or pick up a paper version from Council's Customer Service Centre, Libraries or the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale.


Alternatively, if you need a paper copy posted out to you, please complete this Request Form.




Last Updated: July 21st, 2017
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