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Council offers free green waste disposal (20 October – 4 November 2018)

Rake and grass clippings

Are you ready for the Fire Danger Season? Drop green waste for free at Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities from Saturday 20 October.

Thursdsay 4 October 2018

To help residents prepare their homes and properties for the fire season, Mount Alexander Shire Council is offering free green waste disposal to local residents for 16 days.

Mount Alexander Shire residents will be able to dispose of green waste at the Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities at no cost from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 4 November – which includes three weekends.

“As summer approaches it is important that all residents are aware of the actions they can take to reduce the risk of bushfire,” said Luke Ryan, Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We are encouraging the community to take advantage of the free green waste disposal period to clear their property of fire hazards before the declared Fire Danger Period starts.

“It’s the perfect time to get outdoors to mow the lawns, clear your gutter, and prune those overhanging branches to ensure you have a clear fire break around your home,” he said.

During the free green waste disposal period residents can drop off garden waste such as grass, sticks and branches during normal operating hours.

Green waste must be free of contaminants such as rubbish and declared noxious weeds, and emptied from plastic bags prior to disposal.

Proof of residence in the shire will be required on entry. Normal green waste fees will apply to businesses or residents acting on behalf of businesses.

Loads containing items other than green waste will be charged accordingly. Normal gate fees will apply before and after the free 16 day period.

What green waste will be accepted?
• Grass clippings (no declared noxious weeds)
• Natural wood and tree branches (less than 100mm diameter)

For more information and frequently asked questions visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/WasteFacilities.

For tips on vegetation removal visit
www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/clearing-trees-and-vegetation.

For more tips on preparing your property ahead of the Fire Danger Period visit the Council’s fire prevention page at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/FirePrevention.


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