Forget the spoonful of sugar, Poppins festival needs boxes
FRASER Coast residents are being asked to provide a humble item to help with the coming Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough.
The festival promises eight days of colour and culture, all culminating on Sunday, June 30, but the council says it will need people to provide as many cardboard boxes as possible to ensure its success.
The council's waste department is calling on local businesses and residents to help out by donating their unwanted cardboard boxes - measuring roughly 60cm x 60cm - to make a giant maze for children at the event.
Bazil Grumble's Makedo Maze will need to use hundreds of recycled cardboard boxes.
"We need a lot of boxes and have set up donation stations at some of our local landfill sites," waste education and project officer Kate Brown said.
Donations can be made at the Saltwater Creek Road Landfill in Maryborough and the Nikenbah Transfer Station in Hervey Bay during normal operating hours.