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Whitsunday Regional Council would like to advise residents that mulch currently located at various post-cyclone temporary green waste sites around the region is not yet available to the general public.
Council CEO Mr Barry Omundson said that there is currently a misconception that the post-cyclone mulch is available to be collected however at this point the temporary sites remain limited to drop-off only.
“With large machinery still in operation at these locations, it is not safe for the general public to be on site for the collection of mulch,” he said.
“Once the mulching of the green waste has been finalised, Council also needs to determine that the stockpiles are free of contaminated materials,” he said.
“Council recognises that the community are trying re-establish their gardens after the damage inflicted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie however the safety of our residents is our priority.
“Council anticipates that mulch will be available to the general public in the near future and will make an announcement on how to obtain the mulch once the clean-up has been completed.”
In the meantime, residents are reminded that mulch is available at the Cannonvale Transfer Station, Kelsey Creek Landfill, Bowen Landfill and Collinsville Transfer Station with stock piles from before the cyclone still available. This mulch will remain free of charge until Friday 21 April 2017 after which the normal fees will be applied.