Free mulch giveaway starts tomorrow (8 December)

Published: 07 Dec 2017

Cairns residents are invited to pick up a load of free mulch this weekend to help their gardens survive and thrive through the summer.

Garden mulch will be made available to residents free of charge from Cairns Regional Council’s waste transfer stations from tomorrow.

The annual giveaway follows the recent free green waste disposal period, provided to help residents clean up their yards before the wet season.

“The green waste delivered to our waste transfer stations has been shredded and is ready to be offered back to residents,” Mayor Bob Manning said.

Mulch will be available from the following locations from Friday 8 December to Monday 11 December or until supplies run out.

  • Portsmith Transfer Station, daily 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Smithfield Transfer Station, Monday to Saturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pm
  • Gordonvale Transfer Station, daily 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Babinda Transfer Station, Friday, Sunday and Monday, 8.30am to 4.45pm (not open Saturday)

There will be donation tins at each location and residents are welcome to make a voluntary, gold coin donation to support the activities of the Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

Please note that mulch consists of shredded green waste that has not been cured and quality cannot be guaranteed as it may contain weed species and non-organic remnants.

Mulch is for domestic use only and can be collected via utility, trailer or light truck up to 4 tonnes GVM.

Read more about helping your garden survive and thrive through the summer, and download the Survive & Thrive app.

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Last updated: 07 December 2017