Tree Mulching

Tree Mulching Days have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. This is just one measure Council has put in place to assist our community in social distancing and will help stop the spread of COVID-19. Find out more about changes to Council facilities, services and programs. 
Residents can continue to dispose of green waste in their kerbside organics bin.


A free tree mulching service is available to all Hume residents to dispose of tree branches.

What can I bring to the Mulching Days?

A maximum of 4 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 also provide a kerbside organics bin for green waste disposal and operate two Resource Recovery Centres in Campbellfield and Sunbury that accept green waste for a fee. Find our more about our Organic Green Waste service.

Does Council have mulch available to residents?

Yes but this is currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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 Rec Centre, Craigieburn Service Depot) mulch will be available from 2.45pm on 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 Hume 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

The following mulch retailer is located within Hume:
The Mint Garden Centre Cnr Pattulos Lane & Hume Highway, Craigieburn
Tel: 9308 0099

Updated : 11:52 AM, 31 March 2020

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