Green waste collected from Palmerston verges during the clean-up efforts following Tropical Cyclone Marcus will be made available to Palmerston residents this weekend.
"Council has shredded the green waste collected from verges and is now giving it away to the community free of charge," said City of Palmerston Mayor, Athina Pascoe-Bell.
“Council values sustainability and reusing this mulch on gardens will help residents in the upcoming dry season where a mulched garden is more resilient and requires less watering,” she added.
Mulch will be available to collect this Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April (10am-4pm daily) from the following Palmerston locations:
- Corner Tilston and Elrundie Avenue
- Marlow Lagoon Recreation Area
Residents can collect mulch in private vehicles, however this offer is not available to commercial businesses.
“Council staff and contractors will load your vehicle for you, so I encourage residents to come and collect as much mulch as they need.”
Staff will be assisting with loading vehicles or trailers, using appropriate equipment.
Some delays may be expected; however, traffic control will be on-site. Residents are asked to please follow signage and directions.
“Council thanks our residents for the efforts they have put into cleaning up after the cyclone.
We also recognise the support provided by the Australian Defence Force and US Marines who provided personnel and vehicles to clean our suburbs and Mr Peter La Pira who provided storage space for the green waste.
Our staff and contractors continue with the clearing, and we appreciate the patience and positive feedback received,” Mayor Pascoe-Bell added.