Douglas Shire Council is encouraging local residents to clean up their own backyard with free domestic green waste disposal from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 16 April.
Residents can take their green waste including tree clippings, palm fronds and grass cuttings to either the Killaloe or Newell Beach Transfer Stations for free during this period.
Mayor Julia Leu urged local residents to take advantage of this opportunity to clean up their yards and reminded everyone that we are still in cyclone season.
“In recent years some of our most damaging floods and cyclones have occurred in April, including Cyclone Ita which caused more than $24 million damage to road infrastructure in the Douglas Shire in 2014,” Mayor Leu said.
“It is also important to highlight how damaging illegally dumping green waste is to our pristine natural environment and anyone caught doing this is not just making the place look ugly, they face significant fines.
“This is a great opportunity to dig out your rake from the back of the shed, sharpen up your secateurs or fire up the chainsaw to help prevent damage to property in the event of a cyclone and spruce up your backyard at the same time.”
Killaloe Transfer Station is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5.30pm and on Sundays from 9am to 5.30pm. Newell Beach Transfer Station is open on Mondays from 8am-12pm, Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-12pm.
The free green waste initiative is for domestic vehicles only. Conditions apply. For enquiries contact Council on 4099 9444.
- Free green waste disposal is only available at Killaloe and Newell Beach Transfer Stations;
- This offer is for domestic cars, utes and/or trailers and light trucks (vehicle weight to GVM 4 tonnes); and
- If residents require assistance from a garden maintenance contactor to deliver green waste they must make a request and provide information (date, time of delivery) for approval, this can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Council on 4099444 and requesting to speak with Waste Services.