A free tree mulching service is available to all Hume residents to dispose of tree branches.
When and where are mulching days held?
All sessions run from 9.30am - 2.30pm
Council Parks and Services Depot
Entrance to rear yard of Council Depot
via gates at 42 Maffra Street, Coolaroo
(Melway Ref 7 C2)
- 1 August 2021
- 26 September 2021
- 10 October 2021
Craigieburn Service Depot
153 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn
Entrance off Craigieburn Road -
next to Police Station (Melway Ref 387 A10)
- 20 June 2021
22 August 2021
- Postponed due to lockdown
- 3 October 2021
Greenvale Recreation Centre
Barrymore Road, Greenvale
(Melway Ref 179 B11)
- 27 June 2021
29 August 2021
- Postponed due to lockdown
- 24 October 2021
Sunbury Parks and Services Depot
17 McDougall Rd, Sunbury
(Melway Ref 382 B7)
- 13 June 2021
- 7 November 2021
(Melway Ref 15 H2)
15 August 2021 Postponed due to lockdown
- 14 November 2021
What can I bring to tree mulching days?
A maximum of four cubic metres of clean, freshly cut, tree branches will be accepted for mulching. You will also need to bring proof of Hume residency, such as your rates notice or drivers licence, to participate in the service.
What is not acceptable for mulching?
The following materials will not be accepted for mulching: bricks, concrete, plastic bags, dry timber, wire, grass clippings, thorny plants, roses, vines, palm trees, Yuccas, bracken, succulents or pots.
Commercial quantities of materials will not be accepted. Up to four cubic metres (four small trailer loads) can be taken to each mulching day per household. Trucks and trailers with garden maintenance or mowing advertising will not be accepted.
What other services are available for disposing of green waste?
We provide a kerbside organics bin for green waste disposal and operate two tips in Campbellfield and Sunbury that accept green waste for a fee.
Does Council have mulch available to residents?
Mulch may be taken home at the conclusion of each mulching day. Mulch will be available between 2.45pm - 5pm (2.45pm - 6pm during daylight savings hours) at the Maffra Street depot and Sunbury depot locations. For all other locations (Tullamarine Reserve, Greenvale Recreation Centre, Craigieburn Service Depot) mulch will be available from 2.45pm on the day of mulching and will remain at the site for approximately one week. Alternatively, you can leave the mulch for Council to utilise for our parks and reserves.
You can also purchase recycled organic products as part of the Healthy and Sustainable Gardens Program supported by the Metropolitan Waste Management Group, Sustainability Victoria and CORE. A list of these retailers, together with more information about recycled compost and mulch products, can be viewed on the Metropolitan Waste Management Group website at www.mwrrg.vic.gov.au.