Bass Coast,

Dispose Of Green Waste For Free

Bass Coast Shire Council will once again offer its Green Waste Amnesty fee-free disposal period from 1 November until 15 December 2014.

During this six-week period, residents and visitors will be able to dispose of domestic sized loads of green waste free of charge at all transfer stations and landfill and at the Cowes Recycle Centre. 

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said Council offers this service to encourage residents to get ready for the fire season each year. 

“We’re encouraging residents and holiday home owners to clean up their properties by removing overhanging limbs, dry leaves and cutting long grass, of which they can dispose of for free at our local centres,” Cr Rankine said.

Weed species and species that cannot be physically mulched will not be accepted in the green waste disposal, therefore fees will apply.

To identify weed species please download a copy of The Common Weeds of Gippsland: Bass Coast Shire brochure from

Cr Rankine asked residents to be patient when disposing of green waste, with the Cowes Recycle Bank facility having restricted access.

“We expect this facility will be in extremely high demand during the opening weekend of the amnesty period and it is strongly recommended if possible, that people deposit their green waste on an alternate weekend within the amnesty period to avoid queuing,” Cr Rankine said.

“Customers looking to deposit general waste or recycling should also be aware of potential delays.”

Should there be extensive queues, access to the facility will be shut off after 3.00pm to allow the unloading of vehicles already on site.

This is to ensure that operations do not extend beyond the approved closing time of 3.30pm.

Grantville Landfill, and Wonthaggi and Inverloch Transfer Stations will also be accepting green waste during the amnesty period and are less likely to experience long waiting periods.

Should you have any waste management enquiries, please contact Council’s waste services team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 for further information.