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Update on storm clean up in Taradale

Tree branch on ground

Council has announced a free green waste drop off point at Taradale Oval in February for storm-related debris.

Friday 12 January 2017

Mount Alexander Shire Council has announced more details regarding the ongoing clean-up of Taradale and surrounds following the wild storm in late December.

Acting Manager for Infrastructure Marcus Goonan said Council will conduct a free green waste drop off for storm debris on Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February.

“Taradale residents will be able to drop their green waste at the Taradale Oval for Council to collect and remove between 9.00am and 3.00pm,” said Mr Goonan.

“Entry and exit will be via Lyell Street, and Council staff will be on site at all times to ensure the drop off and collection is done safely.

“Residents will be encouraged to take a load of free mulch when they drop off their green waste to help us reduce the amount we have already,” he said.

Mr Goonan said Council has heard the community and will allow residents to safely and legally collect firewood from the sides of roads.

“Everyone will still need a permit from Council to collect wood – we will allow residents to collect wood for free on the road their property fronts,” said Mr Goonan.

“If you want to collect wood from other roads, you will need to pay for a permit. To allow wood to be collected safely, we are dividing Taradale into four separate areas.

“We will open a separate area for collection each day between Monday 12 February and Thursday 15 February. Roads in Metcalfe, Elphinstone and Barfold will be open on Friday 16 February.

“Council officers will be in each area on the day to ensure wood is collected safely and everyone has the appropriate permit with them. More information, including maps of the four areas and an information sheet explaining how the system will work is available from Council’s website or at the Civic Centre.

Mr Goonan also reminded residents in Taradale to not place cuttings and fallen limbs from private property onto roadsides.

“Once we have cleaned a roadside, we will not be going back. It is against the law to dump on roadsides and it would be not clever to get a fine when we have provided two whole days for residents to bring their green waste down to Taradale Oval. We are asking residents to do the right thing and use this opportunity to get rid of the green waste the right way.”

Public Information Sheet - Taradale Storm Clean Up - Drop off point and wood collection - January 2018

Permit Application Form - Local Law 2 - Application to remove a tree, vegetation or timber from a road or Council land

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