Council to host a 4 day free dump weekend in October

Date published: 13 September 2018

Townsville City Council is providing residents another free dump weekend in October.

The Townsville Water and Waste Committee today recommended the free dump weekend occur between Friday 26 October and Monday 29 October.

Residents can take advantage of unlimited free dumping of domestic waste over 4 days at the Jensen, Hervey Range, Stuart as well as Magnetic Island facilities,” Cr Walker 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.

Committee Interim Chair Cr Les Walker said the free dumping weekend is the perfect opportunity to clean up the home before the cyclone season officially commences on 1 November.

“Bring your utes and trailers and clear your properties of any rubbish that needs to be removed,” Cr Walker said.

“Free dump weekend is running over 4 days this year to maximise access for shift workers and residents who need more flexibility to take their rubbish to the dump.”

Cr Walker said free dump weekend works in conjunction with other waste services provided by Council like free green waste and recycling disposal and the kerbside hard waste 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 Walker 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.”

Residents are reminded to cover their loads when travelling to drop off their rubbish.

Cr Walker encouraged residents to help elderly neighbors, friends and family who may not be able to take their rubbish to the dump.

“It’s important that anything that could potentially become a missile in strong winds is thrown out to keep residents safe should a weather event occur,” Cr Walker said.

The proposal will go before the next Full Council meeting for final consideration.