Cyclone season is only a matter of weeks away and it's never too early to get ready.
It's believed around one dozen cyclones will form this season, but only a couple are expected to cross the coast.
So now is the time to replenish your cyclone kit with the essentials (water, torch, batteries etc) and get your yard and property ready.
The Townsville City Council has announced three days of free tip entry from Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29.
Across those 3 days it is important that you clear out anything that could become dangerous if picked up by winds ie- palm leaves, coconuts, paint tins, old shed items etc
Unlimited free dumping of domestic and green waste will be permitted at the Jensen, Hervey Range, Stuart, Toomulla and Bluewater facilities as well as Magnetic Island across the weekend.
Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Paul Jacob said it was the perfect opportunity to clean up the yard before the cyclone season officially commenced on November 1.
“Gates at the landfills will be open over three days to give everyone the chance to clear their properties of rubbish that could well become missiles should a cyclone hit this season,” Cr Jacob said.
A second free access weekend will be offered in the new year during the Australia Day long weekend – Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28.
So roll up your sleeves, borrow the neighbour's trailer and get yourself cyclone ready for FREE!