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2019 Waste Collection Calendars - Coming Soon


Hard copies of the 2019 Waste Collection Calendar will be available through Customer Service in the council building in Moss Vale late December.


An electronic copy with the quick reference guide and CRC information is available here now.


If you just want to check on-line where your collections are up to:


Are you in the Orange or Purple Collection Zone?


Link Icon Search Here to Find Out (External Link)


Link IconQuick Reference Guide for Waste (Internal Link)



Public Holiday Closures - RRC


The RRC will be closed:

  • Tuesday 25/12/18 (Christmas Day)
  • Wednesday 26/12/18 (Boxing Day)
  • Tuesday 1/1/19 (New Years Day)
  • Monday 28/1/19 (Australia Day)


The Reviva Shop will be closed from Monday 24/12/18, re-opening Wednesday 2/1/19



Compost Revolution 


Compost

 Council has joined the Compost Revolution - a multi - award winning program that empowers and equips our residents to cut their waste in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through home composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation. There are tutorials, quizzes and products to buy. Discounts available from Thursday 15 November 2018.



This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the waste levy.



Weekly Recycling between 24/12/18 - 18/1/19


For those with a council household collection service, there will be weekly recycling collections from 24/12/18 - 18/1/19.


Click here for more information


Recycling Confusing? - Check out the new Australasian Recycling Label

Planet Ark have been working hard with some of Australia and New Zealand's leading businesses to reduce confusion about recycling. The Australasian Recycling Label is set to reduce this confusion. 


See the new label here (external link)


Fees & Charges 2018-19


Below are the linked to the Fees & Charges for 2018-19


PDF IconFees & Charges 2018-19 (PDF, 127KB)

Link IconProducts for Sale (Internal Link)

PDF IconHazibags 2018-19 (PDF, 277KB)


Recycled Products Available at the RRC


Recycled products are available at the RRC:


  • Coarse Soil Conditioner 
  • Fine Soil Conditioner 
  • Wood Chip


Link Icon More Information (Internal Link)


'Return and Earn' Container Deposit Scheme


The NSW Return and Earn container deposit scheme will commence on Friday, December 1 2017.


There are collection points registered in the Southern Highlands.


Link IconClick here for more information. (Internal Link)



Loads Must be Covered

It is a legal requirement that loads are covered when driving on NSW roads.


Link IconClick here for further information (External Link)


Customers are reminded that anyone coming to purchase recycled 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.





What Soft Plastics are Accepted for Free at the RRC?


What Soft Plastic can we Accept??

  • Clear (no colours)
  • Clean film plastics – glad wrap, cling film, plastic wrap, bubble wrap
  • No mixed material eg metal/plastic, no paper (eg shop dockets) 


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

wsc-fact-sheet-soft-plastics.pdf

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


Redcycle is another soft plastics recycling program undertaken through Coles Supermarkets, click on the following link for options:
Soft Plastic Recycling with Redcycle (External Link)



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

Link IconWhat goes in the yellow lidded recycling bin? (Internal Link)

External Links:

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

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




Community Recycling Centre


The Community Recycling Centre takes Household problem wastes for FREE, the centre is located at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.


Link IconWhat can I bring to the CRC? (Internal Link)


CRC Household Problem Waste




Last Updated: December 13th, 2018
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