Green waste

What to do with your green waste

Green waste can be disposed of at any of the transfer stations throughout the shire. For the cost of depositing green waste, please see the fees and charges page.

Note: It is illegal to burn garden waste in Victoria, including burning waste in backyard incinerators. For more information, visit the open air permit to burn page.

Free green waste period trial

Council is offering free green waste disposal for two weeks in October at Stawell, St Arnaud and Halls Gap transfer stations. Household green waste will be accepted from Monday 12 October to Monday 25 October 2020.  Proof of residence in the shire will be required on entry.

Accepted green waste consists of lawn clippings, small prunings from shrubs and trees, leaves and garden weeds.

Branches larger than 10mm diameter, stumps, building timber or construction materials will not be accepted free of charge.

Please see this accepted green waste leaflet(PDF, 2MB) for more information.

Loads containing items other than green waste will be charged accordingly. Normal gate fees will apply before and after the free two week period. Normal green waste fees will apply to businesses or residents acting on behalf of businesses.

The operating hours of the transfer stations will be extended for the duration of the two week period. The transfer station operating hours for the free green waste period are below:


     Stawell Transfer Station
     Tuesday: 1pm - 5pm

     Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
     Friday: 10am - 12pm
     Saturday: 10am - 5pm
     Sunday 10am - 5pm

     St Arnaud Transfer Station

     Friday 10am - 2pm
     Saturday 10am - 5pm  (extended hours for 17 and 24 October only)
     Sunday 10am - 5pm

     Halls Gap Transfer Station

     Saturday 10am - 5pm  (extended hours for the 17 and 24 October only)
Sunday 10am - 5pm  (extended hours for the 18 and 25 October only)

Normal operating times will apply before Monday 12 October, and after Monday 26 October.  Please visit Northern Grampians Shire Council website for normal operating hours:

Green bin kerbside collection

Council does not currently offer a kerbside green waste collection service.