Support is available for vulnerable Tablelands locals to get their homes cyclone-ready.
Tablelands Regional Council is offering free waste collection for residents who receive an age or disability pension.
Local Disaster Management Group Chair Councillor Bernie Wilce says now is the best time to prepare your yard for cyclone season by cutting back trees, shrubs and bushes.
“We’ll assist eligible age and disability pensioners by removing waste that is hazardous during storms and cyclones,” Cr Wilce says.
“Hazardous waste includes green waste, iron and general yard debris.”
Eligible residents must register for the collection before 5pm, October 21.
Collections will begin on November 7.