Free green waste disposal helps fire preparations

Published on 07 November 2018

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Council is offering free domestic green waste disposal to Corangamite residents from Saturday 24 November until Sunday 9 December to help community members get ready for fire season.

Council Manager Environment and Emergency Lyall Bond said non-commercial loads of green waste could be dropped off at all Shire transfer stations, which includes Port Campbell, Timboon, Simpson, Naroghid, Derrinallum and Skipton.

Please check Council's website for transfer station operating days and times,” Mr Bond said.

“Good growing conditions in recent weeks have meant there will be high levels of fire fuel and greater risk as we move into summer.”

Council completed its first round of fire inspections at the end of October and the free drop-off is timely to support the community to make sure they are prepared for the summer ahead.

It can take only two weeks of hot, dry weather for green vegetation to become a serious hazard.

“Residents should prepare for the fire season by cleaning dead leaves out of gutters and off roofs, and removing dry grass, leaves, twigs and bark that can build up in corners or under steps and decks,” Mr Bond said.

“Branches that overhang your home can be a serious issue in fires and lower ones should be pruned to create separation from ground vegetation.

“Preparing your property means you minimise the chance of property damage during fire, even if you plan to leave early.

“Normally a heaped trailer or ute load of green waste would cost over $30 to dispose of, so this is a great chance for people to clean up around their properties and disposal of green waste materials for free.”

“One person not removing built up fuel can pose a hazard to a whole neighbourhood so protect your home, and your neighbours, and clean up now.”

For more information about fire prevention, visit the CFA website at or call Council on 5593 7100 during office hours.