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MEDIA RELEASE - Free green waste drop off

25 November 2020

Disposing of lawn clippings, branches, weeds and overgrown vegetation will become free for those living in the Glenelg Shire as part of a new temporary initiative.

Through a Notice of Motion at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Council will be providing free of charge green waste disposal for residents across all waste management facilities on the weekends of 5 and 6 December, and 12 and 13 December.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said that Council looked to find practical ways to assist property owners leading into the bushfire season.

“We have had an exceptional season in the Glenelg Shire, with high levels of rainfall and sunshine the volume of grass growth has been unparalleled. As a result, many residents are finding they have more grass and vegetation to clear on their property than previous years ahead of the bushfire season,” she explained.

“To assist with this, we have introduced this simple, yet cost-effective measure to support property owners with their bushfire preparations. Residents can visit their local waste management facility on the first two weekends in December and dispose of any green waste, completely free of charge.”

Deputy Mayor Cr Karen Stephens, who moved the Notice of Motion, said the initiative is available at all waste management facilities right across the shire, during normal operating hours over the two consecutive weekends.

“Whatever corner of the Glenelg Shire you live in there will be a waste management facility nearby, with Portland, Heywood, Casterton, Merino, Dartmoor and Nelson all boasting facilities,” she said.

“We hope to see as many households as possible take advantage of this temporary initiative and ensure our community is as best prepared as possible in the event of a bushfire.”

Residents will be required to provide personal identification with a Glenelg Shire address and/or Glenelg Shire Rate Notice.

Please see below a list of all Waste Management facilities across the Shire:
• Portland Transfer Station
Derrill Road, West of Cape Nelson Rd, Portland

• Heywood Transfer Station
Catons Flat Road, Heywood

• Jarrad's Road Transfer Station
Jarrad's Road, off Portland Casterton Road between Merino and Digby

• Casterton Landfill and Transfer Station
Bahgallah Road, Casterton

• Dartmoor Transfer Station
Bowds Lane, West of Dartmoor

• Nelson Transfer Station
North Nelson Road, Nelson

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