Free Green Organics Drop Off Days to help with bushfire season preparations

​Bushfire season is approaching and with fires raging in NSW and QLD residents should be very aware of the devastating potential of not preparing.

To help residents prepare, Council has approved a series of free green organics drop off days* in the coming months.

9:00am - 4:00pm, proof of residency required:
Saturday 26 October 2019 | Gumeracha, Woodside, Heathfield
Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Woodside
Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Heathfield
Sunday 17 November 2019 | Gumeracha, Woodside, Heathfield
Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Gumeracha
Saturday 7 December 2019 | Gumeracha, Woodside, Heathfield

For details of drop off locations and what is and is not accepted, please see our Waste and Recycling webpage.

Residents planning to burn as part of a spring clean up should check with Council first whether a permit is required. In most cases the preferred option is to dispose of material through the free green organics drop off days or the kerbside green bin (where available), which adds the benefit of material being turned into compost and reused. When this is not suitable, Council Fire Officers will be able to talk you through the process and whether a permit is required for your location. Remember, the penalty for burning in the open without a permit is $300, so checking before you burn could save you a lot of money! Click here to see more information about burning in the open, including township maps.

*Service will be cancelled if a Catastrophic or Extreme fire danger day is declared by the CFS.

Free green organics drop off days