Spring time is clean up time

Published on 23 September 2020

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Pyrenees Shire Council is encouraging property owners to clean up around their homes ahead of the fire season.

Green waste no longer attracts a gate fee at Transfer Stations, and residents are encouraged to take advantage this spring.

Please note a limit of one 6x4 trailer load per day applies.

Council will mulch the green waste and use it around the municipality.

Burning tree plantation remnants is no longer advisable, given the length these burns tend to linger.

“A heap set alight now, could pop up again in summer and start another fire, and this is something we don’t want in the Pyrenees,” CEO Jim Nolan said.

“Please avoid these types of burns from now on,” he said.

Residents are reminded that once the fire danger period commences, grass needs to be kept below 100mm to reduce fire risk.

“Take the time to clean up in the immediate vicinity of your home, removing debris that could pose a fire hazard, such as car bodies and piles of wood,” Mr Nolan said.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting an “above average rainfall across much of the eastern two thirds of the country”. A wet spring will bring strong grass growth.

Pyrenees Shire Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer will commence property inspections in November.