Planet Ark Recycling Near You - Kerbside Recycling Services in the Cairns Regional Council area


Kerbside Recycling Services in the Cairns Regional Council area

Below are the kerbside recycling services provided by your local Council.

Kerbside Recycling

Recycling bin with a yellow lid


All Residential Properties

Accepted Materials

Glass Bottles and Jars

Aluminium Cans



Office Paper

Envelopes Without a Window

Envelopes With a Window

Phone Books

Pizza Boxes (clean)

Egg Cartons


Steel Food Cans

Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)

Aluminium Aerosol Cans (empty)

Milk cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Milk cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Juice cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Juice cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Plastics marked with

PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 PVC Containers marked with # 3 LDPE Containers marked with # 4 PP Bottles marked with # 5
Additional Info
  • Steel Chocolate and Biscuit Tins
  • Wrapping Paper (not including cellophane or foil)
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Buckets
  • Plastic Plant-Pots
  • CD Jacket Covers

  • Materials Not Accepted

    Plastic Bags

    Bubble Wrap

    Polystyrene Foam

    Ceramics, Pyrex glass, Ovenware

    Cups, plates, wine and drinking glasses


    Light bulbs

    Garden organic waste


    Food scraps



    Other Materials Not Accepted
  • Waxed Juice Cardboard Containers
  • Waxed Milk Cardboard Containers
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Pringles Tubes
  • Clothing and Fabrics
  • Cling Film
  • LPG Gas Bottles
  • Tyres
  • Wood

  • Recycling Tips

    1. Rinse all steel and aluminium cans before placing them in the yellow lid recycling bin 2. Crush aluminium cans before putting them in. 3. Only put steel and aluminium cans in the recycling bin - all other metals can be taken to the tranfer station free of charge if the load does not consist of other waste types. Please make sure your aerosol can is empty. 4. Remove all lids from plastic and glass containers and bottles. 5. For plastics: Look for the recycling triangles 1,2,3,4,5 on your plastic bottles, containers and jars. The symbols are stamped on the bottom of most containers. 6. Do not bound or bag your newspapers or cardboard. 7. Please Please Please: NO - ceramics, garden waste, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, drinking glass,crystal or plastic bags in the yellow lid recyling bin. Recyclables can be dropped off free of charge at our transfer stations. (Please note: it's free of charge if you have a car load of recycling only. If you have a mixed load of recycling and garbage a fee will be charged.) Please consider the health and safety of our recycling sorters.

    Replacement Recycling Container

    If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Waste Services on 07 4044 3044 or complete our request form: