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Due to an oversupply of mulch at the Cannonvale Transfer Station, Whitsunday Regional Councilis offering free mulch to the public on Saturday 3rd May.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said due to recent Cyclone Ita we currently have about 8,000 cubic metres of mulch at our Cannonvale Transfer Station.
“The mulch will be available to members of the public for free, on one day only, from 8am-4pmSaturday 3rd May, at the Transfer Station, Carlo Drive, Cannonvale,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Come down, bring your ute or trailer and take advantage of this free offer from Council.
“Council will have a loader on site to load the mulch and staff to supervise the activity. Loads willbe limited to a maximum of 8 cubic meters per person.
“Interested residents must ensure their trailers are roadworthy and that loads are covered with atarpaulin to prevent spillage, appropriate closed footwear should be worn whilst on site,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said Council’s oversupply of mulch has been produced from garden wastedeposited at its’ waste sites following Cyclone Ita.
“Council usually sells the mulch to members of the public, businesses and any other groups which can make use of it at $11 per cubic metre,” she said.
“Due to the current quantity of mulch plus the on going depositing of green waste at the site thearea used to stockpile the mulch is at capacity.
“A further problem that may arise from large stockpiles of mulch is the chance of combustionthrough the dry months and also the harbourage of vermin.”
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