ALL roads led to the transfer stations in Bass Coast last weekend as property owners cleaned up their blocks ahead of summer and the start of the fire danger period.
But now there’s only one day to go.
Bass Coast Shire Council has once again been offering a free Green Waste Amnesty Period, running until Wednesday, December 14 so now there’s only one more day to get your cleared scrub and trimmed branches away.
During this six-week period, residents and visitors have been able to dispose of domestic-sized loads of green waste free of charge at Grantville, Inverloch and Wonthaggi Waste Transfer Stations, and Cowes Public Place Recycling Bank.
But there was a noticeable increase in traffic last weekend.
“Council provides an amnesty period to encourage residents to prepare for the fire season each year by clearing their properties of long grass and overhanging tree branches,” said the Council’s Infrastructure Director Felicity Sist.
“Weed species and species that cannot physically be mulched, such as palm fronds, are not accepted under the amnesty and fees will apply should people wish to dispose of them.”
Meanwhile, to coincide with the start to summer, Emergency Services Minister James Merlino has urged all Victorians to have a plan in the event of fire.
“With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to increase your understanding of the fire risk in your local area, prepare your property, and talk to your household about what you’ll do to stay safe from fire.”