Windfall for locals, Blue Mountains Council invites residents to collect free mulch

Trees mulched after wind storm damage

Trees mulched after wind storm damage

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by StreetCorner

The windstorm disaster in July generated extraordinary high winds of up to 140km per hour and with it, up to 8,000 tonnes of tree debris.

Blue Mountains City Council staff, with the help of contractors, have been working tirelessly over the last two months to process the storm damage green waste at a number of stockpile sites in the upper mountains.

Now that all of the processing has been completed at the stockpiles site, Council is making the mulch available to residents and the public to collect the mulch themselves.

The public can access to the stockpile site on Hat Hill Road, Blackheath (approximately 200 metres north of the intersection of Robb Avenue) for a period of 5 weeks commencing Saturday 24 September until Sunday 30 October 2011.

Mayor, Cr Daniel Myles, said “Council has been able to use a large proportion of the mulch material on its parks and gardens and as part of the rehabilitation of the former Waste Disposal Depot at Lawson.

“Council would like to make the remaining mulch stockpile available to the community for personal use on their property. Mulching gardens greatly assists with water retention and suppressing weeds.

“The mulch will only be available until 30 October to ensure that the mulch stockpile has been removed before the start of the bushfire season.”

Council has installed entry/exit signs to direct vehicles on the site in the interest of public safety and the continued use of the adjacent dog-off leash area. Residents are advised that no Council staff will be on site to assist with the collection of mulch.

“I urge all residents taking advantage of Council’s offer of the mulch to be considerate and sensible in the way they access the stockpile site”, said the Mayor.

Photo: The remains of windstorm tree debris to be mulched. Council is inviting the public to collect the remaining mulch for personal use on their property.

By Blue Mountains City Council

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sharon posts

Could you please let me what is the earlist time we could come to collect mulch thanks sharon

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