Green Waste and Mulch

***Council regrets to advise there will be no composted mulch available for sale at our waste facilities over the next couple of months.

The shortage has occurred due to an increase in mulch sales and supply chain issues delaying mulch production.

Council is working with our contractor to ensure we have product again as quickly as possible and we expect to have composted mulch available again by the first week of December.***


As a part of our commitment to improve our waste and recycling services and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, Council encourages residents to recycle their green waste.

Green waste

What is green waste? 
Garden and/or green waste includes lawn clippings, mulch, branches and lopped material, tree trunks and stumps, leaves, unwanted and dead plants, seeds and fruits.

Where can I dispose of green waste?
Residents can take up to 4m3 or 1 tonne of clean garden waste for FREE to our waste facilities (excluding Aramara or Yengarie transfer stations). 
Please ensure that branches are no longer than 1.2m in length and 40cm in diameter.

Illegal dumping of green waste
Many of us think that by putting our green waste into a natural area is okay, as it is a natural product.
However dumping of green waste introduces excessive and inappropriate organic matter, weeds and other potential plant disease and pests into our environment.

FACT SHEET - Illegal dumping green waste

  • Council offers a loyalty card for residents (non commercial) who dispose of green waste at the Maryborough or Nikenbah waste facilities.

    Ask the gatehouse staff for a loyalty card when dropping off your green waste and get it stamped each time a load of green waste is dropped off at the waste facility. You will be eligible to receive a free load of Fraser Coast mulch on your eighth (8th) visit.

    Loyalty card information

Mulch

***MULCH SHORTAGE: Council regrets to advise there will be no composted mulch available for sale at our waste facilities over the next couple of months.

The shortage has occurred due to an increase in mulch sales and supply chain issues delaying mulch production.

Council is working with our contractor to ensure we have product again as quickly as possible and we expect to have composted mulch available again by the first week of December.

We will continue to stamp green waste loyalty cards that customers will be able to redeem once mulch is available.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience.***

Mulch is available for purchase directly at Council's waste facilities or via our Customer Service Centres.

Mulch pricing and grades Mulch health warnings

green recycle
  • Loading of mulch is available at Nikenbah and Maryborough facilities from 7.30am – 5pm daily by Council operations staff.

    Under the Queensland load restraint requirements, any load carried on or in your vehicle or trailer must be properly restrained. To view the requirements, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

    No cover - no mulch.

  • Mulch can be purchased directly from the Maryborough and Hervey Bay waste facilities or from Council Customer Service Centres.

    Payment can be made via:

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • EFTPOS 
    • Account
    • Vouchers

    To order via phone call 1300 79 49 29. Payment will be required at the time of ordering via credit card. 

  • Council does not offer mulch delivery.
    If ordering via Customer Service, you will need to make your own delivery arrangements or if purchasing at the facility you will need a trailer and load cover (no cover-no mulch).

    Under the Queensland load restraint requirements, any load carried on or in your vehicle or trailer must be properly restrained. To view the requirements, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

     

For further information, please contact our waste team on 1300 79 49 29 or email enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au