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

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.

Garden maintenance and removal services

Tumut Taskwrights provide garden maintenance services. Contact telephone (02) 6947 4150, fax (02) 6947 3989 or


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:  

  1. Submit an application to Council (no fee).
  2. A Council officer will visit your premises, inspect the green waste and discuss disposal options.
  3. If a permit is issued, you must inform NSW Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire Service, 24 hours prior to the burn occurring.
  4. You must comply with the permit conditions.
  5. Permit is valid for 30 days.


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.