Green waste contamination means mulch can't be released

CONTAMINATION in green waste stockpiles at Gladstone Transfer Station and Benaraby Landfill has prevented the release of mulch to the general public.

Despite a strict inspection regime and new signage that has been implemented, some users continue to drop rubbish and other material in the green waste stockpile, causing the contamination.

Biosecurity Queensland and the council are working together to assess and mitigate any potential risk to allow the release of mulch.


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How to deal with waste:

General household waste

Place in your household's green or red lid wheelie bins or take to the tip for a fee: garbage bag $4; 240-litre wheelie bin $6; car boot $8; ute, van or wagon three-quarters full $12;, and $16 for a 6x4 trailer or full ute, tray back or van.

Green waste

Disposal of green waste is free at all transfer stations and the Benaraby Landfill.

e-Waste: The council has implemented TechCollect for televisions and computers etc. It is available at Benaraby Landfill and Gladstone Transfer Station.