Land and Catchment Management

Weed 'em and Reap 2018

Weed 'em and Reap 2018

montage of weeds

Weeds, Weeds, Weeds!   Spring is here – and so are those weeds. From 22 October to 29 November 2018 join Bass Coast Shire Council’s Weed ‘em and Reap program and help dispose of those weeds and collect free indigenous plants for your efforts.  

Please note - This offer is open to all urban properties in Bass Coast Shire.

So get along to your local Visitor Information Centre or Library and pick up a copy of the ‘Common Weeds of Gippsland” brochure. 

  • Simply list the amount of weeds you have removed from your garden on the application form,
  • Return the form to us by the 30 November 2018
  • You will be sent a voucher telling you how many indigenous plants you will receive and the nursery to collect them from,
  • Vouchers will be redeemable from May 2019.
  • Replace your nasty weeds with gorgeous indigenous plants and know that you are doing your bit for the local environment and natural habitat.

Council spends both time and money, controlling invasive species across Bass Coast and unfortunately many species escape people’s backyards, and end up strangling the native plants in reserves.  Some residents are surprised to learn that these include some of their home-grown favourites – like Agapanthus, Sweet Pittosporum, Mirror Bush and Watsonia.

Weeds can be disposed of in your organics bin (green lid), OR some weeds can be disposed of during the Green Waste Amnesty dates from 1st November to 16th December 2018, free of charge at your nearest Transfer station. 

Weed species that cannot be physically mulched and will not be accepted in the green waste disposal include Blackberry, English Ivy, Agapanthus and Mirror Bush. However, they can be disposed of in your green lidded Organics bin.

Residents can make a positive and lasting change by swapping weeds for native plants that can flower all year round, provide food and habitat for native species and require less water and less maintenance.

So, you too can become part of the solution, weeding one garden at a time.

For further details phone the environment team on 1300 BCOAST (5671 2211)

 

 

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