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Temperatures in the Snowy Monaro are dropping and as the fireplaces and wood heaters get going for 2022, we’re asking residents to be careful with their ashes.

Wood ash can stay hot for a long time and must be completely cold before being wrapped and disposed of in kerbside bins.

Damage caused to bins by improperly disposed of hot ash can be a costly mistake.

If a bin is damaged due to hot ash, organising a replacement from Council is the financial responsibility of the resident. You’ll need to pay for a new bin.

Back in 2019, hot ash from a household rubbish bin caused a large fire in the back of one of Council’s waste collection trucks. This incident was thankfully brought under control by the driver and emergency services quickly, but the costs of repairs and collection delays were substantial.

To avoid burns and fires remember to:
✔️ Put hot ash in a suitable metal container with a lid
✔️ Only half-fill your ash containers, allowing them to cool efficiently
✔️ Make sure the lid is secure to starve smouldering ashes of oxygen, plus prevent sparks and embers escaping
✔️ Regularly check and stir the ash container, adding water over the course of a few days to ensure any fire is fully extinguished
🚫 Do not empty the ash container into the bin until 100% sure the ashes are cold
✔️ Put your cold ashes in a bag before disposing of them into the red bin

For residents with a green thumb, wood ash can be used as a nutrient booster for compost and soil, as it contains a large amount of lime and potassium. Always exercise caution and restraint, and do your research beforehand, as wood ash does affect the alkalinity of both soil and compost.
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Some good tips for you Stuart Knight 🤣

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HELPING FLOODED RFS BRIGADES FROM NORTHERN RIVERS NSW.
Following the recent floods in northern NSW, and then going up and working with some Brigades there whose Brigade Stations had been flooded and equipment damaged and destroyed, the Jindabyne Bush Fire Brigade is seeking to raise funds for these Brigades to help them replace this lost equipment.
Thanks to the support of the many local sponsors, they have been able to put together a quality range of prizes, which they are raffling off.
Tickets just $5 each or 3 for $10.
Tickets will be available at Nuggets Crossing Courtyard tomorrow (Friday 22/4) from 10 till 1, and again on Saturday (23/4) from 10 till 1, and also at Centennial Plaza in Cooma next Tuesday (26/4) 10 till 1.
Tickets can also be purchased by contacting the Brigade via email at equip.jindy.bfb@outlook.com
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HELPING FLOODED RFS BRIGADES FROM NORTHERN RIVERS NSW.
Following the recent floods in northern NSW, and then going up and working with some Brigades there whose Brigade Stations had been flooded and equipment damaged and destroyed, the Jindabyne Bush Fire Brigade is seeking to raise funds for these Brigades to help them replace this lost equipment.
Thanks to the support of the many local sponsors, they have been able to put together a quality range of prizes, which they are raffling off.
Tickets just $5 each or 3 for $10.
Tickets will be available at Nuggets Crossing Courtyard tomorrow (Friday 22/4) from 10 till 1, and again on Saturday (23/4) from 10 till 1, and also at Centennial Plaza in Cooma next Tuesday (26/4) 10 till 1.
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We now have contactless payment and as this is the last week before the draw are offering books of 100 tickets for just $300 ea.

As a former Jindy resident & now in Lismore, thanks for your efforts.

Any item lost,should be covered by insurance,either flood,fire ,theft

🟩🟨 AUSTRALIAN FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM UPDATE - SIGNAGE CONCEPT APPROVED 🟧🟥
Fire danger ratings are changing – and here’s your first glimpse of what they’ll look like.
As part of a national project, led by the NSW RFS, the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System will be rolled out in September.
The new system has four levels led by science and community research – 🟩 Moderate, 🟨 High, 🟧 Extreme and 🟥 Catastrophic. It’s designed to be more accurate and reliable, and simpler for the community to use.
The rollout will be supported by new signs and a public education campaign.
Over the next few months, we’ll be providing regular updates and opportunities to learn more about the new system.
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