Green waste


Green waste is lawn clippings, branches, garden prunings and raw timber offcuts.

Green waste can be taken to our transfer stations, for a fee. The fee is used to mulch the green waste. The mulch is then available free of charge to residents, but we can’t guarantee it is free of weeds or other contaminants. 

You are welcome to collect free mulch whenever the transfer stations are open, but it is self-load only.

Treated timber and timber/particle board furniture are not accepted as green waste and will attract a higher fee to dispose of because these materials have to be sent to landfill. 

For information about Autumn leaf collection, please click here

Green waste weekends

Our free green waste weekends are generally held annually in October each year, and over these weekends, you can drop your green waste off for free at our Transfer Stations in Beechworth and Rutherglen

You don't need a voucher to use this service, and if you need to dispose of green waste outside the free green waste weekends, the waste disposal voucher in your rates notice can be used.

We only accept these types of green waste on free weekends:

  • lawn clippings
  • branches
  • garden prunings
  • raw timber off-cuts.

Treated pine and wooden furniture are not accepted as green waste, please ensure these items as well as any other waste items aren't mixed with the green waste load.  Contaminated loads can’t be mulched and will go to landfill, and you will be charged the general waste/landfill fee for that volume. 

Domestic volumes only are accepted, commercial green waste is not accepted at the free green waste weekends.

Stay tuned for the 2023 dates.