Fireweed disposal at no charge
Fireweed can be disposed at no charge at Council's Gatton Landfill.
- Must show proof of residency within the Lockyer Valley (photo ID)
- The material must be transported directly to the Gatton facility within a securely tied, sturdy, plastic garbage bag. Broken bags will not be accepted and should not be transported.
- The material must not be mixed with any other waste (including other green waste) or fees will apply to the disposal.
- Declare Fireweed to the weighbridge staff and residents will be directed to the designated disposal area.
Fireweed impacts on the Lockyer Valley Region
Lockyer Valley Regional Council is urging landholders to partner in the fight against Fireweed, following an increased presence of the pest weed across the region.
Due to ideal growing conditions, the past 18 months has resulted in an abundance of Fireweed across Southeast Queensland. Council crews are aware of and working to minimise the presence of Fireweed along Council’s roads and reserves, with regular treatment practices in place and urge landholders who suspect they may have Fireweed growing on their property to contact Council for an inspection prior to treatment.
Council’s Herbicide Subsidy Scheme for the control of Fireweed assists landholders in controlling invasive species by providing access to a suitable registered herbicide at a 50% subsided rate.
Further information on invasive Fireweed can be found at website - www.daf.qld.gov.au or to access herbicide subsidy, contact Council’s Pest Management Officers on 1300 005 872.