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Firewood collection is only allowed in the Autumn season (1 March - 30 June) and the Spring season (1 September - 30 November).

More information and direction to the designated areas can be found by visiting http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/home or calling, DEPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

For more information and direction to the designated domestic firewood collection areas for the Loddon Mallee Region can be found by visitinghttp://www.depi.vic.gov.au/home  

Health Alert - Burning Old Railway Sleepers

With the colder months upon us, it is important to advise the public that burning old railway sleepers is not safe and can be harmful to your health as they most likely contain toxic and carcinogenic contaminants.

All members of the Firewood Association of Australia Inc. do not stock or sell old railway sleepers as they are aware of the potentially harmful effects to the health of anyone who burns them.

It is advisable that you buy firewood from reputable suppliers that provide safe and efficient wood for burning.

For further information, please see the information sheet made available by the Firewood Association of Australia Inc. – the peak body representing the commercial firewood supply industry in Australia.

If you have concerns regarding anyone burning old railway sleepers, please contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer on 1300 520 520.

Buloke Shire Council: 367 Broadway, Wycheproof, VIC 3527 | Phone: 1300 520 520 | Fax: (03) 5493 7395 | Email: buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au

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