To coincide with Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 7, Upper Lachlan Shire Council is offering Upper Lachlan residents free disposal of household goods at its Waste Management Centres between 10am and 4pm.
Waste accepted at no charge will be:
- Domestic waste
- E-Waste (televisions, computers, printers, electricals etc.)
- Garden organics
Items of interest will not be stockpiled for people to scavenge and no items are to be left on site for people to remove.
The following items will not be accepted: chemicals, paints, pesticides, poisons, cooking oil, liquids, smoke detectors, gas bottles and fire extinguishers, tyres and asbestos.
Due to the costs associated with recycling mattresses, council will charge the scheduled fee of $40 per mattress on the day.
The Taralga and Collector centres are only able to accept small household waste. Large items, such as furniture, must be taken to either the Gunning or Crookwell facilities.
Residents are reminded that the following items can be taken to most of the Shire's Waste Management Centres, free of charge, throughout the year. These include:
- Scrap metal - fridges, freezers, washing machines, iron, wire and wrecked cars
- Engine and hydraulic oil
- Car and truck batteries
- Plastic, glass, cardboard, paper
- Grass clippings, leaves and small prunings
Printer cartridges and mobile phones can be taken to any council office or participating Australia Post outlets to be recycled, free of charge.
For more information about the free household waste disposal, contact council's Water, Sewer and Waste Division on 4830 1000.
Some local groups are coordinating "Clean Up Australia Day" events within the Upper Lachlan Shire.
The Community are encouraged to register on the day at the following locations:
- Rotary Club of Crookwell, Spring Street, outside council office, 8am - midday. Call Sean Proudman on 0409 128 760
- Taralga Progress Association, Goodhew Park, 9.30am - midday.
Bags will be supplied to everyone who registers.
Any other community groups that would like to co-ordinate an event in their area, can refer to the "Clean up Australia Day" website at www.cleanup.org.au or contact council.
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