What happens to waste from the Red Lid Bin
Note: As of December 2017, all new services in the Cairns region will be issued with a red lidded general waste bin; green lids are being gradually phased out. The information on this site about red lid bins applies equally to green lid bins.
Organic items are converted into compost through the Portsmith Advanced Resource Recovery Facility (ARRF) and used for local agricultural purposes. Non-organic items are removed and transported for disposal at landfill.
Hazardous waste items are disposed of by licensed contractors at appropriate sites for the treatment and reuse/disposal/destruction of the waste.