Councils hot tip: Discard green waste for free

Published on 08 October 2021

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When it comes to fire risk, prevention is better than cure. Prior to the upcoming fire season, Campaspe Shire Council is offering landholders the chance to dispose of their household garden waste for free.

From Monday, 11 October 2021 to Sunday, 7 November 2021 Council resource recovery centres (aka ‘tips’) will be accepting household garden organic waste at no cost.

General Manager Community, Keith Oberin said it was the opportune time to clean up around your home.

“Household green waste will be accepted free of charge at any of the eight resource recovery centres: Colbinabbin, Echuca, Gunbower, Kyabram (Mt Scobie), Lockington, Rochester, Rushworth and Toolleen.

“We strongly encourage residents to take their garden spring clean to one of these centres during the exempt period.

“Reducing potential fire risks can be as simple as clearing long grass or removing dead trees and leaves. Council’s annual program is a perfect reminder for the community that it’s time to think ‘fire smart’.

“To report any potential fire risks in your neighbourhood, such as overgrown vacant blocks, you can call Council on 1300 666 535.”

For more information on resource recovery centres and opening hours, go to Council’s website.