Australian Army Sapper Dominic Markut clears and removes debris at the Kershaw Botanic Gardens as part of the Engineer Support Group.
Australian Army Sapper Dominic Markut clears and removes debris at the Kershaw Botanic Gardens as part of the Engineer Support Group. SGT Mick Davis

Loads of free mulch to help gardens recover from TC Marcia

WITH over 50,000 cubic metres of green waste already cleared from footpaths throughout the region, it's ready to be recycled back into Rockhampton gardens when it will be made available free to the public this weekend.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow says over 800 workers, including 300 from Rockhampton Regional Council, have collected more than 60% of the green waste from the footpaths.

"Access to the mulch has been a trending question over the past week and we are thrilled people are so eager to revitalise their gardens and put this green waste to good use," Mayor Strelow said.

"So far there's been over 6,500 truckloads, of varying sizes, so we are very grateful for the additional teams and equipment that our neighbouring councils and the Army have deployed to help us get through this green waste challenge."

With such large quantities of green waste being chipped, council will ensure that the balance of the mulch will be put to good use being an important ingredient in producing compost by a local firm.

Council will also be doing a second green waste collection around the region in coming weeks.

 


 

As of Saturday, free mulch (self-load) will be available until further notice at the following locations: 

  • Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility
  • Norman Road (through Yeppoon Road and Norman Road intersection) Weekends only
  • Rockhampton Showgrounds (New Exhibition Road, Gate 9) Weekends only
  • Queens Park (Glenmore Road)
  • Gracemere Waste Management Facility (Corner Allen Road and Lucas Street)
  • Mount Morgan Waste Transfer Station (Racecourse Road)
  • Bouldercombe Waste Transfer Station (Inslay Avenue)
  • Alton Downs Waste Transfer Station (1890 Ridgelands Road)

Council cannot guarantee the mulch provided is weed free.