Bundled Branches collection coming up

Get ready for the Bundled Branches collection in your area. Picture: ON FILE

Yarra Ranges residents and property owners are being encouraged to reduce excess vegetation by making the most of the upcoming Bundled Branches collection.

Council’s Bundled Branches collection runs through November and December.

Community members can place out bundles of branches (each tree limb should be no longer than 1.5m, no wider than 200mm) out for collection in their usual waste collection spot, and they will be picked up on their designated week.

To have branches collected, put them out where your bins are usually collected from on the Sunday before your collection week

Tie the bundles with natural fibres, like cotton or jute string. Never use metal wire or plastic, as this can clog mulching machines and contaminate the product.

Bundles need to be lifted safely by one person and fit in our collection truck, so try to keep bundles not too heavy. If you’re in doubt, make two smaller bundles so we can safely collect them.

Only place branches out for collection. Please use green bins or local waste transfer stations to dispose of weeds and green vegetation.

Check your collection date at yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Environment/Waste/Bundled-Branch-Collection.