ONE of the most anticipated giveaways for Douglas Shire residents is back.
Council’s popular free mulch offer returns next weekend and gardening enthusiasts are eagerly rubbing their hands together.
Mulched green waste will be available at Killaloe Transfer Station and Newell Beach Transfer Station for four days from Friday, December 8.
Mayor Julia Leu said the recycled green waste would spruce up Douglas gardens.
“This is a great example of how Council uses waste efficiently,” she said.
“I would expect residents to get right behind this fantastic initiative and we know that using mulch is one of the best ways to grow a healthy garden and conserve water.”
Mulch is used to block sunlight while holding moisture, nutrients and soil temperature for longer.
Almost 1800 tonnes of green waste was turned into mulch and used by Douglas Shire residents in the 2016/17 financial year.
“This is a very worthwhile initiative for green thumbs relishing in hobby gardening in the Douglas Shire,” Mayor Leu said.
The free mulch offer can be picked up by residents in domestic cars, utilities and/or trailers and small light trucks (vehicle weight up to GVM 4 tonnes) only.
Council staff will assist with loading vehicles using appropriate mechanical equipment.
This material is not produced to Australian Standard and may contain weed species and other non-organic remnants.
Council does not assume any liability resulting from the use of this mulch.
The offer is available at:
Killaloe Transfer Station:
Friday December 8: 8am to 5:30pm
Saturday December 9: 8am to 5.30pm
Sunday December 10: 9am to 5:30pm
Monday December 11: 8am to 5.30pm
Newell Beach Transfer Station:
Friday December 8: 8am to 11.45am
Saturday December 9: 8am to 11.45am
Sunday December 10: CLOSED
Monday December 11: 8am to 11:45am.
For enquiries regarding Electric or Crazy Ant quarantine details, please contact Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) on 13 25 23.