Mayoral Minute | Upper Lachlan Shire: Clean up with free waste drop off

Upper Lachlan Shire residents rolled up their sleeves this Clean Up Australia Day and took advantage of council's fourth annual free waste drop off.

TIDY TOWN: Council's free waste drop off aims to deter illegal dumping.

TIDY TOWN: Council's free waste drop off aims to deter illegal dumping.

This year popular items included furniture and household waste, with hundreds of tonnes of waste collected.

The purpose of the free waste drop off is to enable residents to safely dispose of household waste, in lieu of a kerbside council clean up, and reduce the likelihood of illegal dumping.

It was wonderful to see so many individuals taking part in this year's event.

Local schools throughout the shire, as well as community groups, assisted in the clean up. Among them was the Rotary Club of Crookwell and the SES Collector Unit.

It's important to note that there are a number of items that can be taken to any of the shire's waste management centres free of charge during normal opening hours, all year round.

These include scrap metal, such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, iron, wire and wrecked cars; engine and hydraulic oil; car and truck batteries; plastic, glass, cardboard and paper; and garden waste, including grass clippings, leaves and small prunings.

Printer cartridges and mobile phones can also be taken to any council office or participating Australia Post outlets to be recycled free of charge.

For more information about council's waste management services please visit: http://www.upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au/engineering/waste-management or phone the Infrastructure Department on 4830 1000.

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