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Mulching Service

For the convenience of residents, Cumberland Council operates a garden waste mulching service. The service operates from Councils depot in Guildford and is accessed through the gates off Foray Street Guildford.

The community mulching service operates every second Sunday (fortnightly) during non-daylight savings (except public holidays and Christmas / New Year period) between 9am and 2pm at Council’s Depot, accessed via Foray Street, Guildford.

Opening Times

  • Daylight saving operating hours end - 7 April 2019
  • Open 21 and 28 April 2019
  • Open 5 and 19 May 2019
  • Open 2, 16 and 30 June 2019
  • Open 14 and 28 July 2019
  • Open 11 and 25 August 2019
  • Open 8 and 22 September 2019
  • Open 6 and 20 October 2019
  • Daylight saving operating hours begin – 20 October 2019

Garden waste is limited to one box trailer load. Truckloads of garden waste will not be accepted.

You will need to bring proof of Cumberland residency, eg. your rates notice, as the service is for residential usage only and limited to ‘one box trailer load’. Commercial use is prohibited.

Items Not Accepted:

  • Lawn clippings
  • Limbs greater than 300mm in diameter no longer than 2 metres
  • Oleanders
  • Palm fronds
  • Succulents or cactus plants
  • Vines
  • Plants with thorns
  • Weed material
  • Tree stumps
  • Roses
  • Bags of leaves
  • Any type of domestic waste

Council reserves the right to refuse any garden waste which it deems unsuitable for mulching.

Transporting Waste

When transporting garden waste ensure that your load is adequately covered, or you could face being fined. Uncovered loads of waste can spill onto the road creating both safety hazards and pollution to the environment.

The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2005 requires waste transported by a vehicle to be covered during its transportation. Ensure waste is transported safely and covered or risk a fine of $500.

For details on mulching, please contact Council’s Customer Service on 8757 9000.