Recycle Right - Cairns Regional Council

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Other waste and hazardous materials should not go in the yellow or green lid bins, and should be taken to your nearest Transfer Station. Conditions may apply to some items, please contact Council on 4044 3044 for more information.

Old furniture

Alternatively, old furniture can be repaired, repainted and reused; sold in a garage sale or given to a charity shop.

Garden green waste

Alternatively use a domestic chipper or mulcher; its great for a home compost or on your garden.

Electrical appliances

Alternatively, if still working, resell or donate to a charity shop.

Flammable paint

This is a hazardous waste item, please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Spraypaint cans

This is a hazardous waste item, please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Paint stripper / solvent

This is a hazardous waste item, please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Pesticides

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Motor oils

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Old books

Old books in good condition can be sold in a garage sale or given to a charity shop.

Light bulbs

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Household batteries

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Car batteries

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Old toys

Old toys in good condition can be sold in a garage sale or given to a charity shop.

Oil filters

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Oily water and emulsions

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Mobile phones

Damaged or broken mobile phones are also collected in Mobile Muster points, or by some phone retailers.

Bric-a-brac

Bric-a-brac in good condition can also be sold in a garage sale or given to a charity shop.

Small domestic building waste

Small domestic building waste is also accepted by some secondhand building suppliers

Scrap metal / white goods

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Car tyres

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Fertiliser

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Medical waste / sharps

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Acrylic paint

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Water based adhesives

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Solvent based adhesives

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Liquid solvents / spirits

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.

Herbicides

This is a hazardous waste item; please take to your nearest Transfer Station.