What are weeds and how do I remove them?
Weeds are unwanted plants that invade natural bushland and waterways and make it difficult for native plants and animals to survive.
A large number of weeds come from private gardens so it's important to ensure your plants are not 'jumping the fence'.
For more information on how to remove weeds download the Weed Removal Techniques fact sheet or follow the links listed below:
Declared Noxious Weeds
These plants have been declared noxious weeds under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994(CaLP Act). All land owners and land occupiers are responsible for managing noxious weeds on their land. Below is a short list of noxious weeds significant to the Yarra Ranges:
These plants are the most common and problematic weeds in the Yarra Ranges. We encourage residents to control weeds on their own property and join with neighbourhoods and established community groups to help stop environmental weeds from degrading the biodiversity values of their local area
How do I dispose of weeds?
By disposing of environmental weeds correctly you can prevent reinfestation on your property and elsewhere. The options below are recommended:
Most environmental weeds are unsuitable to go onto the green waste pile and will need to go into landfill (Weed Wipeout Tip vouchers available)
Putting them in organic waste bin ensures that weeds are not able to spread
Woody weed stems can be bundled for green collection twice per annum
Composting (excluding seed heads and species with vegetative reproduction, e.g. Wandering Trad Tradescantia fluminensis)
- Burning in accordance with Council and the Country Fire Authority prescribed burning periods and regulations
How Council can help - Weed Wipeout
We run an ongoing weed removal program called Weed Wipeout, to help residents remove and dispose of weeds on their property.
Weed Wipeout targets:
- English Ivy
- Japanese Honeysuckle
- Wandering Trad
- Wild Tobacco Tree
- Blue Periwinkle
- Arum Lily
To register to be part of this program contact our Environment Department on 1300 368 333. We will then mail you a free information pack and transfer station voucher that entitles you to dispose of one trailer load (or one cubic metre) of weeds at Coldstream, Healesville, Wesburn or Lysterfield transfer station.
For more information contact our Environment Department on 1300 368 333 or email