The right way for cleanout

Is that free scheduled kerbside waste collection not coming quick enough?

The good news is there are other methods to dispose of unwanted goods in a responsible and low cost way.   

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said there are several options for residents when it comes to disposing of unwanted goods. Residents are reminded dumping of rubbish is illegal and can result in a fine. 

“Recycling, selling and donating goods as a first option helps reduce environmental impact, keep our streets clean and save residents money,” he said.

Some options include:

  • Residents can organise an extra Council pick-up for bulky household items by calling 9725 0222 for a quote.
  • Electronics and cardboard can be dropped off for free at Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre (on the corner of Davis and Windermere roads, Wetherill Park) on Saturdays from 8am – 4pm.
  • Good quality clothing, toys and homewares can be given to a local charity.
  • Working appliances and unwanted furniture can be sold to bring in extra cash. 

Information for grant applicants

Council will hold a free workshop on February 28 for prospective Social Change through Creativity Grant applicants.

Not-for-profit creative groups or cultural and community organisations can apply to receive a one-off Social Change through Creativity Grant of up to $5000 for creative projects that address important community issues.

The two-day Grant Writing Workshop will start on February 28 and conclude on March 7. It will be held at Cabravale Leisure Centre from 10am to 5pm.

There will also be a one-on-one Mentorship Program in March.

Participants need to RSVP by February 14 to or call 9725 0382.

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ClubGRANTS funds opening 

An information session will be held at council’s Administration Building in Wakeley on Wednesday, February 14 to  assist organisations with their 2018 ClubGRANTS funding.

The session will cover changes to the online submission program, feedback on previous submissions and how to maximise your chances of funding success. The projects must also address local priorities.

The session times are 9.30am to 12.30pm or 5.30 to 8.30pm.

Application for ClubGRANTS funding close on April 3.

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