Published on 03 November 2022
Residents and property owners in Hepburn Shire Council can dispose of green waste for free at transfer stations in Daylesford, Creswick and Trentham throughout November.
Green waste includes tree branches, grass and leaf litter. Noxious weeds are not accepted.
“While we have experienced extreme weather conditions and flooding, we still anticipate a fire season which will approach quickly,” Hepburn Shire Mayor Cr Tim Drylie said.
“We want to support our community to be as prepared as possible for summer,” said Cr Drylie.
Council’s Fire Prevention Officers will commence property inspections shortly as per Council’s legislative obligations and notices may be issued to those properties with high fuel loads.
Council is urging all property owners to reduce fuel on their property and to maintain this level throughout the fire season. Reducing the vegetation around your home is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe in a bushfire.
The Country Fire Authority has information about what to do to prepare for the Fire Danger Period on its website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.
“If you need support to get your property ready for summer, Council has a list of slashing contractors on our website,” said Cr Drylie.
To make the most of the free green waste disposal during November don’t forget to take along proof of residency in Hepburn Shire. Commercial businesses disposing of green waste will still be liable for the standard gate fees.
For transfer station opening times head to www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/Transfer-stations.