Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Recycling Recycling

Waste Transfer Stations

All of Council's waste transfer stations now have designated recycling bins for:

  • Clean plastic containers - HDPE (2), LDPE (4), PETE (1), PVC (3), PP (5), PS (6) and OTHER (7) (Recycling companies prefer PET (1), HDPE (2) & LDPE (4))
  • Clean steel cans
  • Clean & dry cardboard and paper (chemically contaminated, wet, mouldy or laminated cardboard is NOT accepted)
  • Clean aluminium cans

Members of the public can also take recyclable paper, cardboard and aluminium to:

  • The Johnstone River Community Gardens (off Flying Fish Point Rd near the TAFE/Innisfail State College). The gardens are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone 1300 763 903 or 07 4030 2222 for further information.

The following items are also accepted at our waste transfer stations:

  • steel
  • non-ferrous metal
  • batteries
  • motors
  • insulated wire
  • car bodies
  • oil

Green waste is accepted at waste transfer stations, and is mulched. Mulch can be purchased from our transfer stations.

Green Waste Disposal - Commercial Quantities                       $ including GST
Per cubic metre                                                                       $12.00
Per tonne                                                                                $41.00

Mulch Purchase Prices
Domestic (self-loaded)                                                             $6.00
Domestic (loaded if plant available)                                         $7.00
Commercial per cubic metre (self-loaded)                                $10.00
Commercial per cubic metre (loaded if plant available)            $14.00

Recycling Mobile Phones & Printer Cartridges

Mobile telephones and printer cartridges can be recycled in the Cassowary Coast region. Council has a Mobile Muster drop-off point for disused mobile phones at the Innisfail Shire Hall and Tully Civic Centre.  Phones can also be handed in at post offices around the region. To see other Mobile Muster drop-off points, visit the website:

Used printer cartridges can be dropped-off at the Innisfail Shire Hall customer service desk, as well as at businesses around the region that support Planet Ark.  To find ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ collection points in the Cassowary Coast region you can use the following link:

More Information about Recycling

For more information about recycling, please see our "Recycling in the Cassowary Coast Region - Which Items Can I Recycle? What Do I Need To Do?" factsheet.

Community Composting Program

Receive a $20 rebate when you buy a compost bin or worm farm