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Green Waste Disposal

NOTICE

A Green Bin is Coming

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.

Taking Green Waste to a Transfer Station

Green waste can be taken to all our Waste Facilities, excluding Dargo Transfer Station. Fees for green waste can be viewed on our Waste Disposal (Tip) Fees page.  

Below is a list of ACCEPTED green waste items:

  • Garden Greenwaste & Shrubery
  • Branches and Prunnings (max diameter 250mm)
  • Grass (minimal dirt)

Below is a list of EXCLUDED green waste items:

  • Timber (Painted or with metal attached)
  • Manufactured Board
  • Treated Pine Timbers

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.

 

No-Fee Green Waste Disposal

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.

Non-residential owners of properties in Wellington Shire can apply for an exemption from Covid-19 travel restrictions for the purposes of undertaking fire prevention works and taking advantage of no-fee green waste disposal. For more information on the permit and travel exemption process please click here.

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This page was last published on:
Wednesday, August 31, 2022