Waste collection update – East Gippsland

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We appreciate the disposal and collection of waste is important at this time.

There will be changes to some services due to the nature of the bushfires and road closures.

The following landfills/transfer stations are open as per normal operating hours and days:

• Metung

• Orbost

• Benambra

• Bairnsdale

• Lakes Entrance

• Marlo

Bruthen transfer station is currently closed.

Food waste:

For those who living in areas affected by power outages and now have spoilt food in their fridges/freezers, our transfer stations in the following locations will accept this waste for 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 (ERC) or your driver’s licence with your current residential address if you did not access an ERC.

Green waste:

Green waste collection will still take place Thursday 2 January in Swan Reach, Johnsonville and Nicholson as per normal. Our service cannot yet access Bruthen areas.

General waste:

General waste collection in Swan Reach, Johnsonville and Nicholson scheduled to take place tomorrow, will now occur on Friday 3 January. No collection in Bruthen.

General waste collection will take place in Orbost tomorrow (Thursday)

For Mallacoota residents:

Mallacoota transfer station is currently closed. Residents can use waste trailers at the caravan park for domestic waste.

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