Recycle Right - Cairns Regional Council

What happens to Other Waste

Old furniture

Old furniture

Items taken to your nearest Transfer Station are sorted, and if reusable, sold at the Buy Back Shop.

Garden green waste

Garden green waste

Garden green waste at the Transfer Stations is mulched and removed by a contractor.

Electrical appliances

Electrical appliances

Large and small electrical appliances are collected at the Transfer Stations and transported to landfill.

Flammable paint

Flammable paint

Flammable paints collected at the Transfer Stations are decanted into drums then recycled in New South Wales.

Spraypaint cans

Spraypaint cans

Spray paint cans collected at the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then sent to hazardous waste landfill in Townsville.

Paint stripper / solvent

Paint stripper / solvent

Solvents collected at the Transfer Stations are decanted into drums then recycled in New South Wales.

Pesticides

Pesticides

Pesticides collected at the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then incinerated at appropriate facilities.

Motor oils

Motor oils

Motor oils collected at the Transfer Stations are treated and recycled/reused to form industrial fuel eg. Boiler fuel, ore driers, etc.

Old books

Old books

Old books taken to the Transfer Station in good condition are sorted and sold at the Buy Back Shop.

Light bulbs

Light bulbs

Light bulbs are collected at the Transfer Stations and transported to landfill.

Household batteries

Household batteries

Household batteries are collected at Transfer Stations for recycling

Car batteries

Car batteries

Car batteries are collected at the Transfer Stations and transported for recycling/reuse.

Old toys

Old toys

Old toys taken to the Transfer Stations in good condition are sorted and sold at the Buy Back Shop.

Oil filters

Oil filters

Oil filters taken to the Transfer Stations are treated, crushed and recycled/reused in Mackay.

Oily water and emulsions

Oily water and emulsions

Oily water and emulsions collected at the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised, then sent to landfill in Townsville.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones

Mobile phones collected at the Transfer Stations are transported for recycling/reuse.

Bric-a-brac

Bric-a-brac

Bric-a-brac taken to the Transfer Stations in good condition are sorted and sold at the Buy Back Shop.

Small domestic building waste

Small domestic building waste

Small domestic building waste taken to the Transfer Stations is sorted and sold at the Buy Back Shop or sent to landfill.

Scrap metal / white goods

Scrap metal / white goods

Scrap metal and white goods collected at the Transfer Stations are transported for recycling.

Car tyres

Car tyres

Car tyres taken to the Transfer Stations are collected and transported for recycling/reuse.

Fertiliser

Fertiliser

Fertilisers taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then incinerated at appropriate facilities.

Medical waste / sharps

Medical waste / sharps

Medical waste taken to the Transfer Stations is sorted and disposed of or incinerated according to legislative requirments

Acrylic paint

Acrylic paint

Acrylic paints taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then sent to hazardous waste landfill in Townsville.

Water based adhesives

Water based adhesives

Water based adhesives taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then sent to hazardous waste landfill in Townsville.

Solvent based adhesives

Solvent based adhesives

Solvent based adhesives taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted into drums then recycled in New South Wales.

Liquid solvents / spirits

Liquid solvents / spirits

Solvents taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted into drums then recycled in New South Wales.

Herbicides

Herbicides

Herbicides taken to the Transfer Stations are decanted and stabilised then incinerated at appropriate facilities.