Tree Mulching

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.

When and where are the Mulching Days held?

 The following mulching days are scheduled for 2019. The mulching service operates from 9.30 am - 2.30pm on these days. 

Location Dates 2019/20

Council Parks and Services Depot
Entrance to rear yard of Council Depot
via gates at 42 Maffra Street, Coolaroo
(Melway Ref 7 C2)

4 January 2020 (9:30am - 11:30am for Xmas Trees)
5 January 2020
2 February 2020
5 April 2020
3 May 2020
27 September 2020
11 October 2020
25 October 2020

Craigieburn Service Depot
153 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn
Entrance off Craigieburn Road - next to Police Station
(Melway Ref 387 A10)

4 January 2020 (12:30pm - 2:30pm for Xmas Trees)
12 January 2020
26 April 2020
4 October 2020

Greenvale Recreation Centre
Barrymore Road, Greenvale
(Melway Ref 179 B11)

5 January 2020 (12:30pm - 2:30pm for Xmas Trees)
9 February 2020
17 May 2020

Sunbury Parks and Services Depot
17 McDougall Rd, Sunbury
(Melway Ref 382 B7)

10 November 2019
5 January 2020 (9:30am - 11:30am for Xmas Trees)
16 February 2020
14 June 2020
8 November 2020

Leo Dineen Reserve
Spring Street, Tullamarine
(Melway Ref 15 H2)

17 November 2019
1 March 2020
16 August 2020
15 November 2020


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. Link to information about our Organic Green Waste service.

Does Council have mulch available to residents?

Yes. 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 : 4:34 PM, 6 November 2019

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