Tumut Shire Council does not currently offer a kerbside green waste collection service. This waste can go in your household compost or worm farm to make a rich natural resource for your garden. Tumut Shire Council encourages residents to compost their green waste and fruit and vegetable scraps.
Residents who are unable to compost their green waste on site have the following options.
Off site collection Adelong, Batlow or Talbingo waste depots accept green waste. Cost - grass clippings at no cost; other green waste incurs a cubic metre rate Waste Depot opening timesvary and are signposted at the gate and also available on this website.
Australian Native Landscapes (ANL) on the Snowy Mountain Highway, Gilmore. Cost for green waste incurs a cubic metre rate. Contact (02) 69474704 www.anlscape.com.au
Green waste removal services in Tumut Shire are available from:
Bellettes Bulk Bins provide skips for green waste and general waste collections. Contact (02) 6947 2223 to discuss their requirements. email@example.com
Garden maintenance and removal services
Tumut Taskwrights provide garden maintenance services. Contact telephone (02) 6947 4150, fax (02) 6947 3989 or www.valmar.com.au
Backyard burning, particularly garden waste (leaves, grass clippings, tree branches, etc.) pollutes the air and can cause considerable nuisance to neighbours. Therefore, backyard burning is not permitted in urban areas without prior approval from Council. Approvals are not issued lightly and will only be considered when all other avenues of disposal have been considered by the applicant.
The process of obtain a permit involves:
Fire pits and fire buckets are exempt as they are a form of solid fuel heated, not an incinerator. However, they must be operated similar to a normal solid fuel heater, that is, for burning dry timber only.