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Free tipping weekend starts today

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A reminder that council's free dumping weekend starts today.

Townsville residents can dispose of domestic waste at any of Council’s waste facilities with no charge this from October 22-25.

Mayor Jenny Hill says the free tipping weekend gave residents the opportunity to clean up their house and yard ahead of the storm season.

“As we approach November, now is the perfect time to get your property ready for our traditional wet season, and any natural disasters which may impact the community,” Cr Hill says.

“Whether it be a good old-fashioned clean-up, doing that tip run you’ve been putting off for weeks now, or trimming a few trees and cleaning up the garden, our community has four days to visit our transfer stations for free.”

Normal opening hours for Council’s five waste facilities will apply, being:

Stuart – 6:30am-5:45pm daily
Hervey Range – 7am-4:45pm daily
Magnetic Island – 7am-3:34pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9am-12pm Saturday and Sunday
Toomulla – 7:30am-4:30pm Saturday
Bluewater – 7.30am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday

“It’s also a good reminder to have a think about what can be recycled, repurposed or reused to try to limit our impact on the environment and what ends up in landfill,” Cr Hill says.

“Previous free tipping weekends have proven popular, so Council thanks the community for their patience if the facility they are attending is busy when they first arrive. Our crews will get you through as efficiently as possible.

“If you are only planning to dispose of green waste and recyclables, this is a reminder that these can be taken to our waste facilities for free all year around."