Residents are encouraged to clean up their backyard in preparation for the upcoming fire season by making use of Council’s free green waste disposal service.
As part of Ararat Rural City’s annual Green Waste Disposal Program, two free vouchers have been delivered to properties across the municipality.
Each Green Waste Voucher offers residents the opportunity to dispose of up to 1 cubic metre of green waste at Council’s Transfer Stations in Ararat, Elmhurst, Lake Bolac, Moyston, Pomonal, Tatyoon, Streatham and Willaura between 1 November to 22 December 2023.
Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said a simple clean-up can help protect homes and our community this fire season.
‘Clean-up activities like cleaning out gutters, mowing, and slashing around your property are effective ways to reduce the fire risk posed to our community, Dr Harrison said.
‘To help with the clean-up, Council has distributed two free Green Waste Vouchers to every household. We want to ensure residents and ratepayers can easily access this free service ahead of fire season.’
‘Now is a good time for you to start getting your property ready for any natural disasters that may impact our community down the track.’
With the fire danger period edging closer (20 November), residents are reminded to identify fire risks on their properties and have plans in place in case of an emergency. If you notice any fallen trees on debris on the roadside, please report it on Council’s website to submit a request.
Please note, drop-offs exceeding one cubic metre of green waste or any other items will be charged regular disposal rates. Green waste taken to the Transfer Station must be separate from other rubbish – contaminated loads and commercial green waste will not be accepted. If you have further questions on the program, contact Ararat Rural City Council on (03) 5355 0200.