Free dump weekend for clean-up before cyclone season

Date published: 25 October 2018

Townsville City Council is giving residents the opportunity to take their rubbish to the dump for free this weekend.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said residents can take advantage of unlimited free dumping of domestic waste from Friday through to Monday.

“The dumps at Jensen, Hervey Range, Stuart and Magnetic Island will be open over 4 days for residents to get rid of their rubbish for free,” Cr Cook said.

“Toomulla and Bluewater Landfills will be open during normal hours of operation – with Toomulla open on Saturday between 7.30am and 4.30pm and Bluewater on Sunday between 7.30am and 4.30pm.”

Cr Cook said the free dump weekend provides residents with the opportunity to clean up around their homes before cyclone season officially commences on 1 November.

“Free dump weekend is running over 4 days this year to provide more flexibility to residents like shift workers to access the dumps for free,” Cr Cook said.

“It is important to keep ourselves and those around us safe by removing anything that could become a missile in strong winds from our yards. 

“I also encourage helping our elderly neighbours, friends and family who may not be able to take their rubbish to the dumps.”

Cr Cook said free dump weekend works in conjunction with other waste services provided by Council like free green waste and recycling disposal and free kerbside collection.

“Council provides free green waste and recycling disposal to our community all year round – so don’t wait for free dump weekend to throw out your green waste or anything that could be recycled,” Cr Cook said.

“Council also provides a free kerbside collection of hard waste for all residents so they can get rid of any bulky items without having to take it to the dump.”


** Please note this media release relates to October 2018 **