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Putting your green waste to work

Gympie region residents can now drop off their green waste for free at all waste management facilities.

For the last two years, council has been accepting grass clippings for free at all waste management facilities, but will now expand the service to include other green waste such as tree trimmings and palm fronds.

Planning and sustainability portfolio councillor, Shane Waldock, is encouraging the community to get behind the initiative.

“It’s a waste to send green waste to landfill, especially when it could be repurposed into mulch and reused in other ways,” said Cr Waldock.

All waste management facilities will accept the green waste during opening hours. 

“We ask the community to ensure that they separate their green waste into the designated green waste stockpile areas,” said Cr Waldock.

The maximum diameter of trunks and branches is 500mm, and the maximum length is 4m.

“We remind the community that timber products, fencing wire, pot plants, gyprock or fibre cement sheeting, are not suitable to be dropped off,” said Cr Waldock.