Free green waste disposal from this weekend (23-31 May 2020)

MEDIA RELEASE

Published: 20 May 2020. (Note: information was correct at date of publication but may have since been changed or superseded.)

Clean up the yard and take advantage of Council’s second free green waste disposal of the year from this weekend.

Council has doubled its free green waste disposal periods this year, and residents can make a voluntary gold coin donation at the waste transfer station, which will support Meals on Wheels Cairns.

Free green waste disposal will be available from Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May.

Mayor Bob Manning said the free green waste disposal period was a timely opportunity to clean up overgrown yards.

“With the rain that we’ve had recently, I am sure there are quite a few yards which could use some tidying,” Cr Manning said.

“It is also important that garden waste is disposed of correctly. Dumping green waste in drains or areas where it can be washed into drains can cause blockages that can lead to flooding during heavy rain.”

Two more disposal periods are scheduled this year, 22-30 August and 21-29 November.

Residential green waste can be dropped off free of charge at the following locations:

  • Portsmith Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Smithfield Transfer Station, Monday-Saturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pm
  • Gordonvale Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Babinda Transfer Station, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm
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Last updated: 22 June 2020