Free mulch offer returns


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The mulch bonus hopes to get gardens in tip top shape ahead of Port Douglas Carnivale. IMAGE: Supplied.

DOUGLAS Shire Council’s popular free mulch offer returns this weekend in a bid to make gardens flourish during the region’s biggest event of the year.

The mulch bonus will help residents give their gardens a fresh and vibrant look ahead of Port Douglas Carnivale next week.

Mulched green waste will be available at Killaloe Transfer Station and Newell Beach Transfer Station for four days from Friday, May 18 to Monday, May 21.

Mayor Julia Leu said residents regularly obtained their share of free mulch.

“Douglas Shire comes to life during Port Douglas Carnivale, attracting thousands of visitors from all walks of life, so it is fitting for our gardens to reflect this vibrant and buzzing atmosphere,” she said.

“We know that using mulch is one of the best ways to grow a healthy garden and conserve water.

The free mulch giveaway continues to be a very worthwhile initiative for green thumbs relishing in hobby gardening.”

Almost 1800 tonnes of green waste was turned into mulch and used by Douglas Shire residents in the 2016/17 financial year. 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. 

The offer is available at: 

Killaloe Transfer Station

Friday May 18: 8am to 5:30pm
Saturday May 19: 8am to 5.30pm
Sunday May 20: 9am to 5:30pm
Monday May 21: 8am to 5.30pm

Newell Beach Transfer Station
Friday May 18: 8am to 11.45am
Saturday May 19: 8am to 11.45am
Sunday May 20: CLOSED
Monday May 21: 8am to 11:45am

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