Council tips will accept green waste for free

GLADSTONE Regional Council is accepting green waste for free at its transfer stations and landfills following Cyclone Marcia.

The council has asked that green waste isn't placed in household wheelie bins, or left on the footpath.

It also has reminded residents to make sure their load of green waste is adequately secured before they set off for the tip.

Mount Larcom waste transfer station has extended opening hours this week, from 7am to noon on Wednesday, and 7-10am Thursday to Monday.

This Sunday also is Clean Up Australia Day Day, which has taken on even more significance after Cyclone Marcia.

Gladstone  Mayor Gail Sellers said the cyclonic winds had left a trail of debris and litter around the region, on land and in  local waterways.

While fallen trees and power lines were being dealt with by relevant authorities, the strong winds and heavy rain had blown and washed litter further around the region, she said.

Council has several nominated sites throughout the region including Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

There are also registered clean up sites at Miriam Vale, Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy, Rosedale, Deepwater, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Builyan, Ubobo, Calliope and Yarwun. 

More information is available on the Clean Up Australia Day website here.