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To help prepare your home and properties for the fire danger period, Mount Alexander Shire Council is offering free green waste disposal to local residents and ratepayers between Saturday 24 October and Monday 9 November.

Monday 5 October 2020

To help prepare your home and properties for the fire danger period, Mount Alexander Shire Council is offering free green waste disposal to local residents and ratepayers between Saturday 24 October and Monday 9 November.

Residents and ratepayers can dispose of garden and green waste at the Castlemaine and Maldon transfer stations at no charge over the 17-day period, which includes three weekends.

Green waste includes garden waste such as grass, sticks and branches (less than 10cm in diameter).

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

“Many people have spent a lot of time in the garden this year, so we’re expecting the free green waste disposal period to be very popular,” said Glenn Brown, Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“It’s important we all take steps to reduce the risk of fire around our property in the lead up to summer,” said Mr Brown.

“Things to do before the Fire Danger Period include pruning bushes, cutting branches that overhang your home or sheds, clearing out gutters and relocating piles of wood away from buildings,” he said.

“We have planned the free green waste disposal period to help you get your property ready for summer,” he said.

Proof of residence in the shire will be required to make the most of the free green waste disposal period. 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 17-day period.

Residents are also encouraged to compost as much material as possible at home.

For more information, including opening hours for the Castlemaine and Maldon transfer stations, visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/WasteFacilities.



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