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Focusing on how we protect our community and World Heritage Area

By Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 8 Jun 2021
An education campaign by Blue Mountains City Council is focusing on the importance of protecting the unique environment of the Blue Mountains.

The Hazardous waste… together we’ve got it sorted campaign, that’s been running since January 2021, is providing easy-to-understand and up-to-date information to residents, home renovators and home renovation businesses.

This month, the final month of the campaign, the focus is on working together and correctly handling and disposing of hazardous wastes so we can ensure the health and safety of our community and the environment.

When the Greater Blue Mountains Area was granted World Heritage status by the United Nations nearly 20 years ago, the nomination was accepted because of two outstanding features of the Blue Mountains region - its eucalypt / sclerophyll (hard leaved) ecosystems and its biodiversity, both of which are considered to be of global importance.

This campaign celebrates the vast array of native plants and animals that call the Greater Blue Mountains region home but also highlights the crucial role that Council and the broader community plays in helping to protect this biodiversity.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “By working together in our community we can achieve outcomes that protect our precious and unique environment.

“Recent unprecedented bush fires, and the flooding natural disaster, reminded us how vibrant, and how fragile our local environment is, and what is at stake if we fail to protect it and our rare and threatened plants and animals. That’s why Council takes its role as steward of our World Heritage Area so seriously.”

Council provides many services to help you manage your hazardous waste responsibly to protect this special place.  Information on these services can be found on Council's website.

Watch the video – Protect our community & World Heritage Area

Watch the video – Protect your business

Watch the video – Protect yourself and your family

Watch the video – Report Illegal Dumping

Watch the video – Disposing hazardous waste correctly

Watch the video – Types of hazardous waste

Get more information on hazardous waste

This has been produced as part of the Council’s Enforceable Undertaking with SafeWork NSW. The full undertaking is available at Safework NSW.

 
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