Recycle Right - Cairns Regional Council

What goes in the Green Lid Bin Track it - see where these items go

Your green lid bin is for general waste items. Read how some of these items may be reused in other ways.

Aluminium Foil

These items can go into the green bin; or store and reuse for storage

Clothing and fabrics

These items can go into the green bin; but if undamaged please give to a charity shop or take to your nearest Transfer station to be sorted and sold at the Buy-Back-Shop

Waxed cardboard

These items can go into the green bin or use to plant and propagate seedlings in.

Plastic bags

These can go into the green bin; or drop into specific collection bins at major supermarkets

Disposable coffee cups

These can go into the green bin; or use for storage, craft or as paint holder for kids activities

Polystyrene / Styrofoam

These items can go into the green bin or use boxes to plant and propagate seedlings in.

Cling film

These items can go into the green bin

Bubble wrap

These items can go into the green bin; or store and reuse for future moving or packing.

Bottle lids

These items can go into the green bin; or use for children's craft activities

Dirty disposable nappies

These items go into the green bin

Drinking / wine glasses

These can go can go into the green bin; but if unbroken please give to a charity shop

Broken windows / plate glass or mirrors

Broken items go into the green bin; but if unbroken please give to a secondhand building materials retailer or take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Broken drinking / wine glasses

These items should go in the green bin

Broken ceramics / crockery

These items can go into the green bin; but if undamaged please give to a charity shop or take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Garden hose

These items can go into the green bin; but if undamaged please give to a charity shop or take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Household food scraps

These items can go into the green bin or a home compost