Cowra Council's successful Plastic Bag Replacement Program is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year.
Cowra's first Plastic Bag Replacement Program commenced in 2006 and since then close to 700,000 plastic bags have been collected and recycled - a fantastic effort by the residents in Cowra Shire.
The program encourages residents to exchange 25 plastic bags for an alternative reusable bag. The exchange is free to participants and can be repeated as many times as necessary.
Residents are encouraged to maintain usage of their reusable bags with the goal of ultimately making Cowra a plastic bag free Shire.
Residents can exchange their plastic bags at Council's Customer Service Centre in Kendal Street and at the Materials Recycling Facility on Glen Logan Road.
Cowra Council's Draft Delivery Program 2013–2017 and Operational Plan 2016–2017 — including the Long-Term Financial Plan 2016–2026 — are now on public exhibition and Council is inviting public comment until Friday, June 10, 2016.
Cowra Council's "Adopt a Pound Pet" Program is back on, now's your chance to offer a loving home to dogs and cats currently placed at the Cowra Pound.
"The program aims to reduce the euthanasia of cats and dogs that are brought to the Pound with no identification; Pound animals that are adopted are micro-chipped by Council to reduce the cost of registration by the new owner," Director — Environmental Services, Kate Alberry said.