Council is currently in the planning process for the introduction of a green waste and food organics bin as part of kerbside services. In the meantime, if you are unable to take your green waste to our waste facilities (fees apply) you can put it in your landfill bin.
Unfortunately, green and organic waste that is sent to landfill produces methane, which is one of our more potent greenhouse gases. Putting green waste and organics into your landfill bin should be your option of last resort.
Alternatively, composting may be a good option to process your own waste into a fertiliser for your own garden.
We will be providing further information of the new Green Bin service in the coming year. An important component of a transition to a Food Organics Green Organics collection is a well-planned and thorough community engagement/education program.
Below is a list of ACCEPTED green waste items:
Below is a list of EXCLUDED green waste items:
All Green Waste collected at Wellington Shire Transfer Stations is taken to a Pinegro processing facility in Gippsland. Pinegro processes are to Australian Standards and any noxious weeds or their seeds are killed off in the mulching process.
To assist the community with fire preparation efforts, Wellington Shire Council will offer no-fee green waste disposal at our Waste Facilities in Kilmany, Maffra, Loch Sport, Seaspray, Heyfield, Stratford and Yarram starting 1 November and for the month of November.
No-fee green waste disposal in the month of November is for residential properties only. Commercial businesses disposing of green waste will still be liable for the standard gate fees. This includes commercial businesses who are completing clean up works in the month of November within the Wellington Shire Municipality.