Green Waste and Burning Amnesty

Free Green Waste 

Council is offering free disposal of green waste at all Resource Recovery Centres across the Shire from Saturday 5 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Branches accepted free can be up to 30cm in diameter and 1.5 metres in length. Materials that can’t be accepted or will incur a fee, include construction timber, large branches and tree trunks over 30cm in diameter or over 1.5 metres long.

 

Fire Restrictions and Burn Off Amnesty

The CFA Fire Danger Period for the Murrindindi Shire finishes on Tuesday 1 May 2018. Fire restrictions will cease from this date, which means people on rural land will be able to burn off without a Council permit. People in township zones or built up areas will be allowed to burn-off dry vegetation during the amnesty period from Saturday 5 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

 In residential areas, fires must be no larger than one metre in diameter and one metre in height and must not cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties. Outside the dates of the fire amnesty period, people in townships will still need a permit to burn off.

Council is asking residents in built-up areas to please keep in mind their neighbours as burning off can cause discomfort, particularly if green wood or damp leaves are being burnt.

Large volumes of smoke are also produced via illegal burning of materials such as sofas and tyres. Council will have Local Laws Officers on hand during the amnesty period to respond to reports of nuisance fires.

 

For more information please contact Council on (03) 5772 0333.

To prevent unnecessary emergency services response, you can notify Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority of your planned burn by calling 1800 668 511.