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Mulch and Compost

Cook Shire Council has mulch and compost available until sold out at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station. Mulch is also available at Lakeland and Ayton waste transfer stations. Mulch is shredded and aged recycled green waste, while compost is green waste that has been shredded twice, aged for two years, and mixed with shredded cardboard.


Compost (aged double shredded green waste) $24 per cubic metre
Loading fee  $5 per cubic metre * Please note loading is not available on Sundays


Council can deliver a truck load of mulch/compost for $90, or a ute load for $30, not including the price of the mulch/compost.

Load it Yourself

Mulch and compost can be self loaded at any time during regular waste transfer station opening hours, however if you are planning to self-load a large load of mulch or compost using your own loading machinery prior written approval is required. to request approval.

For more information

For enquiries regarding mulch or compost, or to book a delivery or request self loading with your own machinery, contact Council's Waste Management team via or phone 4082 0500.

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday