Dispose of green waste for free

Council’s second free green waste disposal of the year starts this weekend.

Acting Mayor Terry James said it was the perfect opportunity to clean up overgrown yards.

“We have had an extended wet season this year, so undoubtedly some yards would be in need of a clean-up,” Cr James said.

“Giving the garden a good trim and clearing out excessive vegetation is important in promoting fresh growth and maintaining a healthy and safe environment for the family.

“It is also important that garden waste is disposed of correctly.

“Dumping green waste in drains or areas where it can be washed into drains can cause blockages that can lead to flooding during heavy rain.”

This month’s free green waste disposal is from Saturday 21 May to Sunday 29 May.

Two more free disposal periods are scheduled for later in the year: 20-28 August and 19-27 November.

Residents taking advantage of this month’s free green waste disposal period are encouraged to make a voluntary gold coin donation at the waste transfer station, which will support FNQ Wildlife Rescue.

Residential green waste can be dropped off free of charge at the following locations:

  • Portsmith Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Smithfield Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Gordonvale Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Babinda Transfer Station, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

Note: this offer is for domestic cars, utilities and/or trailers and light trucks (vehicle weight to GVM 4 tonnes). Normal rates apply for disposal of any other waste during this period, including green waste from garden maintenance contractors on behalf of residents.

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