The City of Fremantle offers the following horticultural services part of our verge beautification program. The greening of the City's verges is aimed at reducing water use and the costs of mowing. For more information, download the Verge Beautification Guidelines brochure.
Low cost ground covers
As part of the verge beautification program, the City offers subsidised native ground cover plants for verges in Fremantle. Contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999 for more information.
The City has a limited supply of mulch to City of Fremantle residents. Contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999 to lodge your request or keep an eye on the City's website and local newspapers for notices about when mulch becomes available.
Free street trees
Fremantle residents can apply to have a street tree planted on their verge at no cost to the property owner. Once an application for street tree has been received by our Parks and Landscape team, they will undertake inspections which will include your verge during the following April and May and then talk to you about what is most suitable for your verge. Planting will only occur between April and July each year to ensure your tree will survive.
Worm factories are available and Fremantle residents are entitled to a subsidised cost. The Reln Worm Factory comes with four molded plastic legs and an information and instruction manual. Worms incur an additional charge. Contact our City Works team on 08 9432 9999 for more information.
Green cones are a home composting kit that can take all household food waste, including vegetable scraps, raw and cooked meat or fish, bones, dairy products and other organic kitchen waste eg - tea bags and bread. They are available for sale to Fremantle residents at a subsidised rate. The green cone is delivered and comes with an instruction manual and a 400 g sample pack of accelerator powder. Please complete and submit an application for green cone form with the fee at the City's Service and Information Centre, located at the Town Hall Centre, 8 William Street, Fremantle. Contact our City Works team on 08 9432 9999 for further information or click here for more information about how the green cone works.
Fremantle residents can purchase a 220 L Compostabin which is a dry composting system designed for outdoor use. It can be used to compost most kitchen food waste (except meat, dairy and bones), dry paper, cardboard, and garden waste such as lawn clippings and leaves.
The Compostabin can be delivered to your door, is made of 100% recycled plastic and comes with a seven year manufacturer guarantee.
Please complete and submit an application for compostabin form and and pay the fee at our Service and Information Centre located at the Town Hall Centre, 8 William Street, Fremantle. Contact our City Works team on 08 9432 9999 for more information about Compostabins.
Chemical free weed control program
The City uses a non-chemical method of weed control on the City's footpaths, medians and road kerbs. This method uses steam to eradicate weeds instead of chemical based sprays. Contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999 for more information.
Trees, shrubs and vines obstructing pedestrians along footpaths from private property should be reported to the City to reduce risk to footpath users. The City will request for residents to prune or remove vegetation. Please contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999.
Street tree maintenance
Street tree maintenance such as pruning for sight-line clearances (vision from intersections, driveways etc) and power line pruning are part of the City's pruning program however reasonable requests for extra pruning will be considered. Residents are reminded that they are not permitted to prune verge trees. Contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999.
Removal of street trees is not permitted without approval from Council. Requests for removal of street trees will only be approved where the City's tree planting and preservation policy permits. Contact our Parks and Landscape team on 08 9432 9999 if you require any further information.