Free mulch from fallen trees

Friday, 23 February 2024

Community members are invited to Lara’s Chirnside Park to pick up free mulch this weekend, which has been processed from fallen trees from last week’s storm.

The mulch will be available from 7:30am-5:00pm this weekend (24-25 February) and next weekend (2-3 March) at the Patullos Road park.

With Lara being hit particularly hard by the significant weather event, the City has stockpiled  more than 15 loads of green waste from the area to provide the free mulch to the local community.

Executive Director City Infrastructure James Stirton

The fallen trees and green waste had been chipped locally including on site at Chirnside Park.

We’re excited to offer Greater Geelong residents the chance to pick up free mulch for their properties following the storm last week.

It’s been a challenging time for some residents with the cleanup effort so we are pleased to be able to give back to the community.

We also need help to recycle the mulch as the pile is growing at Chirnside Park while the cleanup continues in the region.

A big thank you to those community members who have been proactive by moving branches off the road.

Our team has worked extremely hard to make the community safe in a short period of time.

Residents are welcome to bring a trailer along to collect the free mulch both this weekend and next.

The City’s Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre is also offering free disposal of green waste debris and storm damaged items to affected residents in Greater Geelong. This offer has been extended until Tuesday 30 April.

Green waste debris is limited to trees, branches, and leaves from residents in cars, utes and trailers, however trucks will still incur standard disposal fees.

Lara residents also have the option of disposing of their storm-damaged items and green waste at the Wyndham landfill for free, if this location is more convenient than the Drysdale facility.

Material placed on nature strips will need to be disposed of via the Drysdale facility or green bins.

Page last updated: Friday, 23 February 2024