Beautiful work at the tip

December 12, 2016

Alec Lucke, President of Bingara Garden Club, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Duncan Thain, representing Gwydir Shire Council, on Friday December 2.

This certificate was given with special reference to David Cook and Stuart Lanagan who work at the Waste Recovery Centre, in recognition of their ongoing plantings to beautify the entrance and their ongoing community and co-operative attitude there.

Garden Club
Jan Rose (Secretary Garden Club), David Cook, Stuart Lanagan, Duncan Thain, Gwydir Shire Council, receiving certificate of appreciation from Alec Lucke (President Garden Club).

Alec mentioned that the Bingara Garden Club has monthly Drive-by Encouragement Awards to gardens in various sections of the town, where members present small gifts to residents whose gardens demonstrate effort , colour and thoughtful structure. Pictures and brief stories are then published in the Advocate.

“Work being done at the Waste Recovery Centre had been mentioned, hence today’s presentation,” Alec said.

Club members also donated several plantings to further enhance this area.

Heather Lucke, a club member, commented very favourably on the bird bath near the entrance – a certain encouragement to our beautiful bush birds, especially in this hot weather.

“We in Bingara, are especially fortunate in the area of waste disposal with free access to the Waste Recovery Centre, and to be part of an Australia wide recycling network where we can see that our waste material will be put to the best possible further use,” Saul Standerwick, Gwydir Shire Council Environment and Sustainability Manager, said.

Areas of recycling include paper and cardboard, glass, plastics and aluminium, car batteries, cooking oil, electrical items including small batteries , engine oil, steel (ferrous and non-ferrous), timber/wooden furniture, general household waste, concrete, sand and soil, soft furnishings.

Gwydir Shire also offers a free domestic asbestos disposal service, with masks, gloves, overalls and bags available for up to 10m2, There is also a trash to treasure with items in the shipping container and the front lawn at the left where handy or possibly useful items are reclaimed and can be purchased.

“All of the above are a further advantage to living in the Gwydir Shire!” Saul said.