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Put your green thumb to use with Council’s free mulch


Are you on the lookout for something to give your garden an extra boost? Is it time to put that green thumb to use?

Gladstone Regional Council has just the thing for you - free mulch!

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said free mulch will be available from the Rosedale Transfer Station from Monday 11 February, 2019 while stockpiles allow.

“Council is committed to providing a comprehensive waste and recycling service to residents and aims to conserve natural resources and reduce waste to landfill,” Councillor Burnett said.

“Green waste material processed by Council generally comprises ground or shredded domestic tree and shrub prunings from residential addresses.”

Gladstone Region Councillor Rick Hansen said Council makes every effort to ensure a clean product is produced and to eliminate impurities or contaminants.

“This mulch is deemed suitable for garden use and can aid in the prevention of water loss from soils, weed growth and soil erosion when applied to a thickness of up to 20cm on top of the soil in your garden,” Cr Hansen said.

The Rosedale Transfer Station’s operating hours are from 8am – 11am, Thursday to Monday. For more information on Waste facilities operating hours, click here.

Please note:
- There is no cost for the mulch, however, a loading fee of $10 per trailer applies. For safety reasons, trailers must be filled using Council’s loader(s).
- All loads must be completely covered, and vehicles and trailers are not to be overloaded. A 'no tarp, no load' policy will apply.

For more information visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/green-waste or call Council on 4970 0700.


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