Council's free mulch service available again at Agnes Water
GLADSTONE Regional Council's free mulch service has resumed at the Agnes Water Transfer Station.
Recycled garden waste has been unavailable at the site since stock was depleted mid-year but the creation of more stock via a grinding machine means the service is now again available to the public.
It follows shortly after the service's reintroduction to council's Benaraby Landfill facility.
Council's engineering services spokesman Rick Hansen said the return of the free service was a welcome boon for keen gardeners following recent Biosecurity Queensland imposed state-wide fire ant quarantines throughout the region's waste transfer stations.
"Gladstone Waste Transfer Station cannot provide mulch until its fire ant quarantine is lifted in June next year, but council is pleased it can provide the service at Benaraby and Agnes Water," Cr Hansen said.
"As part of this service, council must monitor incoming garden waste and stockpiles at the stations in order to manage contamination and hazardous waste infiltration, including potential fire ant infestations.
"Therefore, residents collecting mulch from council transfer stations will be asked to provide details to assist with the tracking of the material in the event of contamination or infestation."
Mulch can be collected at the Agnes Water Transfer Station site from 8am to noon seven days per week (closed Christmas Day) and at Benaraby Landfill from 8am to 4pm seven days per week.
For more information phone Council on 4970 0700.