Free mulch give-away at transfer stations later this month



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To counter a predicted dry period, Douglas Shire Council will be providing a free mulch give-away.

Large piles of mulch will be ready for collection at the Killaloe and Newell Beach Transfer Stations from 20 to 23 September.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook indicates a drier than average period through to November this year.

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said using mulch was an effective water conservation technique.

“We know that using mulch is one of the best ways to grow a healthy garden and help us conserve water,” she said.

“The free mulch giveaway continues to be a very popular way to retain moisture in your garden as we head into a dry period.”

Council staff will assist with loading vehicles using appropriate mechanical equipment.

Average daily water consumption has experienced its usual increase for the peak tourist season in Port Douglas and Mossman.

• August: 11.4 ML/day
• September: 12.2 ML/day

*Average daily water consumption in December 2018 was 8.7 ML/day

Council is encouraging the community to help Council improve water resilience by being water wise. They also did not make any mention regarding possible water restrictions. 


Friday 20 September – Monday 23 September

Location: Killaloe and Newell Beach Transfer Stations

Killaloe Transfer Station
Friday September 20: 8.00am to 5:30pm
Saturday September 21: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday September 22: 9.00am to 5:30pm
Monday September 24: 8.00am to 5.30pm

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