The City of Ballarat offers free disposal of green waste to encourage local residents to get fire ready. With the Fire Danger Period now in place in the City of Ballarat, it is time to identify risks on your property and prepare to reduce the spread, speed and intensity of fire.
Green waste must be separated from other waste and loads must not exceed three cubic metres. Residents who bring non-green waste and mixed loads will be charged at normal rates.
More than half of Ballarat's street trees (over 16,000) are deciduous which means that the collection of autumn leaves becomes a significant task over the late Autumn and Winter months. Council staff collect leaf litter on a street by street basis as well as responding to individual enquires. However, there are a number of 'dos and don'ts' that residents should adhere to when disposing of their leaves as follows: