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Free disposal of Wheel Cactus at Maldon Transfer Station

Posted on 21 June, 2018 by Asha

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (aka Cactus Warriors) has asked us to distribute the following message: 

Thanks to ongoing funding from Mount Alexander Shire Council, Wheel Cactus plants can be disposed of FREE at the Maldon Transfer Station. This is a fantastic incentive to dig up Wheel Cactus plants while they’re still small and before they’ve started producing fruit, and more seeds. It also means less herbicide chemicals have to be paid for and used.

Dig up small Wheel Cactus plants and dispose of them FREE at the Maldon Tip

Another reminder, if you have any injector guns that are clogged up, no longer working and sitting idle in the shed, please return them to us for repair. Our ‘injector fairies’ love fiddling with the bits and are happy to swap them for a working model. You can bring the old injectors to our next field day or call or text ‘fairy Jan’ on 0400 973 528.

Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 24 June, starting at 10:30 am. Come and join us for a morning in the fresh air and learn how best to destroy Wheel Cactus. The location this month is in Lakey’s Road, Shelbourne, along the old railway line, about 12 km north of Maldon. To get there, follow Bridgewater Road out of Maldon, turn right at the prison and follow Maldon-Shelbourne Rd. until the end of the sealed road, then turn left into Lakey’s Rd. The route will be well signposted. The morning’s activities end with a delicious BBQ lunch and friendly chat. The event is family friendly but children must be accompanied by a parent at all times. If you have any queries please contact us via our website at

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