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Mulch Loads Must be Covered

It is a legal requirement that loads are covered when driving on NSW roads. Click here for further information (External Link)

Customers are reminded that anyone coming to purchase mulch products at the Resource Recovery Centre must have the ability to cover the load before leaving. 

Sale of product will be refused if:

  • on entry, the load cannot be covered
  • on exit, the load is not covered

Changed Traffic Conditions at Resource Recovery Centre

Due to remediation works taking place at the RRC, traffic flows have changed significantly on site. This includes the relocation of some waste stockpiles.

Please follow instructions / new signage.

Animal Shelter Visitors – please access the Shelter via the Saleyards car park

RRC Product - Availability

As of 18/9/17 the following products are unavailable:

  • Fine Mulch
  • Screened Wood Chip

Click here for more information on our products 

RRC and Reviva Shop - Upcoming Closures

The RRC will be closed on the following dates:

  • Labour Day 2/10/17
  • Christmas Day 25/12/17
  • New Years Day 1/1/18

The Reviva Shop will be closed on the following dates:
  • Labour Day 2/10/17
  • 23/12/17 - 1/1/18 inclusive

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.


  • 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: September 19th, 2017
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