Logs get a new lease on life
TIMBER logs destined for landfill are being given a new lease on life in natural areas including Baldwin Swamp.
The move by Bundaberg Regional Council is designed to provide a habitat for wildlife.
The council's environment and natural resources spokesman Danny Rowleson said the new program saw the waste and recycling team working hand in hand with the natural resources management team.
"Dead trees and limbs are taken to (the) council's waste facilities where the majority of green waste is reused," Cr Rowleson said.
"However large trees are difficult to mulch and often end up in landfill.
"This new initiative sees them redeployed in nature parks, helping to prevent soil erosion and providing a habitat for skinks, insects and frogs.
"At the same time, this reduces the burden for council's waste facilities."
Cr Rowleson said a number of logs had already been placed in Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park with great success.