Weddin Shire Council is asking all of its local residents to please remember to take lids off of bottle and jars before placing them in the recycling bin for collection.
Weddin Shire Council Ranger Allison Knowles continues to audit items placed in bins and asks locals to make sure they add this step when recycling.
"You are advised that non recyclable material found will result in a pink sticker being placed on your bin, resulting in you having to remove those items," Allison said.
Residents are especially reminded that plastic bags, including recycled or material bags are not be placed in the recycling bin, instead it should be disposed of in the general waste (dark green) bins only.
Weddin Shire Council has asked that residents:
- Washed glass jars and bottles
- Washed ice cream containers
- Washed aluminium and steel cans
- Washed juice and milk cartons
- Washed cordial bottles
- Washed shampoo and conditioner bottles
- Empty aerosol cans
- All plastic codes 1-7
Do not recycle
- Small lids
- Plastic bags
- Grass clippings and green waste
- Disposable nappies
- Cigarette butts
- Wood and/or any building materials
- Crockery and cutlery
- Vacuums and microwaves
- Food scraps
For further information please contact Weddin Shire Council Environmental Services Department on 6343 1212.
A reminder for dog owners
The Weddin Shire Council ranger has asked local dog owners to please remember they are required to comply with Council rules or they will face a fine.
According to ranger Allison Knowles residents who own or are in charge of a dog in the Weddin Shire Council area must ensure they comply with rules under the Companion Animals Act 1998 including:
- fail to prevent dog escaping
- Own/be in charge of dog uncontrolled in public place
- Dog not wear collar and name tag
- Own/be in charge of dog in prohibited place
- Own/be in charge of dog which rushes/attacks/bites/harasses/chases any person/animal
"If your dog commits an offence and has been or is in the process of being declared menacing or dangerous a penalty of up to $1,760.00 may be incurred," Weddin Shire Council ranger Allison Knowles said.
"Please ensure that your dog is always kept contained and secure on your private property and is always kept on a leash whilst in a public place."
Allison also said that dogs must be microchipped by twelve weeks of age or point of sale, and registered by six months of age to avoid penalties.
For further information contact the Council Ranger by telephoning 0427 246 787.