Waste Management – East Gippsland Bushfires (7 Jan)

Information provided by East Gippsland Shire Council


With many roads closed throughout and bushfire threat continuing, our contractors will commence service kerbside waste bins as soon as the situation allows.
This will mean that some areas do not have their bins collected as scheduled.

Tuesday 7 January:

Mallacoota:  8am – 12 noon

Metung:  8am – 12 noon

Marlo: 9am – 12 noon

Orbost: 10am – 4pm

Benambra: 8am -11am

Bemm River: 11am -12 noon

Bairnsdale: 8am – 5pm

Lakes Entrance: 8am -4pm

A waste trailer will be available at Nowa Nowa

Cann River – Closed until further notice

Wairewa – Closed until further notice

Genoa – Closed until further notice

Opening hours are subject to weather and change in conditions.

Food waste:

If a power outage has spoilt food in your fridges/freezers, these transfer stations will accept this waste free:

  • Metung
  • Orbost
  • Benambra
  • Bairnsdale
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Marlo
  • Omeo (when re-opened)
  • Swifts Creek (when re-opened)
  • Buchan (when re-opened)

To access this free service, please show staff at the transfer stations your paperwork from an Emergency Relief Centre or your driver’s licence with your residential address if you did not access a relief centre.

Once roads are re-opened and the fire risk eased, Council will provide free larger bins in fire affected communities.

For further information https://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/Bushfire_information

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