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Waste

Wellington Shire Council offer an annual Hard Waste and Green Waste service, and are also responsible for septic tank regulations and inspections.
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E-Waste is no longer permitted in Victoria's landfills. This therefore means that E-Waste cannot be disposed of in either your 120 litre rubbish bin, or 240 litre recycling bin.

Wellington Shire Pools Operating Status (Temperature Trigger)

Pools will only open if forecast BOM temperature is 25°C or higher for Sale at 4.30pm on the day prior.
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E-Waste

E-waste is any item that needs a plug or battery to work.

E-Waste is no longer permitted in Victoria's landfills. This therefore means that E-Waste cannot be disposed of in either your 120 litre rubbish bin, or 240 litre recycling bin.

E-waste may be recycled free of charge at any Wellington Shire Council Transfer Station or Landfill.

Examples of e-waste include:

  • Computers and monitors, mice, keyboards, printers and faxes
  • Entertainment Equipment – TV’s, VCRs, DVD players, remote controls, cameras and game consoles
  • Mobile Phones/Telephones
  • Power tools such as drills, electric mowers, sewing machines and electric mixers
  • Other components including transformers and resistors
  • Electronic games including computer game consoles
  • Household appliances such as microwaves, toasters, irons, kettles, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers

No-Fee Green Waste Disposal

To assist the community with fire preparation efforts, Wellington Shire Council holds no-fee green waste disposal at our Waste Facilities in Kilmany, Maffra, Loch Sport, Seaspray, Heyfield, Stratford and Yarram during November each year (check back soon for 2020 dates).

Green waste can be disposed of free of charge during this period (excluding commercial operators).

Asbestos Removal

A householder may legally remove small amounts of asbestos from their property. As asbestos poses a health risk during removal, packaging, transport and disposal, it is important that it is handled safely during these operations.

Larger projects and commercial works must be undertaken by a qualified and licensed contractor.

Asbestos containing products must not be placed into domestic rubbish bins, placed out for hard rubbish collection or disposed of into building waste receptacles.

Domestic quantities only can be deposited at the Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill if prior arrangements are made by phoning 1300 130 129. Kilmany is the only waste facility in our Shire that accepts asbestos.

Asbestos must be wrapped and transported according to section 6.1 of the EPA Industrial Waste Resource Guidelines. Please contact the Environmental Protection Agency for more information regarding the disposal of asbestos.



drumMUSTER

All farm chemical users within our region are encouraged to bring their empty, cleaned, non-returnable, steel and plastic farm chemical containers to our local drumMUSTER facility for inspection and collection.  DrumMUSTER will now accept previously non-eligible containers such as surfactants, dairy chemicals and liquid fertilisers but will not accept containers that have contained petroleum, oil or liquid chlorine.

Containers must be:

  • Triple rinsed (into your spray tank)
  • Clean and dry with no chemical residue
  • Declared clean by an authorised drumMUSTER inspector on delivery

For further information pick up the ‘Agsafe Standard for Effective Rinsing of Farm Chemical Containers’ brochure from your chemical outlet or see the drumMUSTER website.

Permanent drumMUSTER collection sites are open every Wednesday from 9am to 3pm or other times by arrangement at the Maffra Landfill, Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill and the Yarram Transfer Station.

Household Chemical Disposal

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

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Documents Available for Public Inspection

Council maintain a range of documents and registers for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 - these are shown below.


Note: The Auditors Report is incorporated within the Annual Report.

The documents below can also be viewed at our Sale or Yarram Service Centres.

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In addition, the following documents are also available for public inspection at the Sale Service Centre:

  • Authorised Officers
  • Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Councillor Code of Conduct
  • Councillor Reimbursement Policy
  • Delegations
  • Election Campaign Donation Returns Register
  • List of all Leases
  • List of Donations and Grants
  • Procurement Policy
  • Record of Assembly of Councillors
  • Register of Interests Travel Register
  • Details of reappointment Chief Executive Officer total remuneration.

To arrange an inspection, please contact Council.

Annual Report

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Council Budget

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Council Plan and Vision

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Council Strategies and Plans

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2016 - 2020 (Current Council)

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 22 October 2016. They will serve until the next Council elections are held in 2020.

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2012 - 2016

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 27 October 2012.

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2008 - 2012

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 29 November 2008.

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2005 - 2008

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 26 November 2005.

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2003 - 2005

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 15 March 2003.

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2000 - 2003

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 18 March 2000.

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1997 - 2000

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 15 March 1997.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
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