Wheelie bins are used for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council's domestic garbage service. If you live in the former Cardwell Shire (the southern part of the region), you will have a single 240L wheelie bin. If you live in the former Johnstone Shire, you will have a two wheelie bin system for wet waste (the blue-lidded 120l wheelie bin) and dry waste (the 240l wheelie bin).
Dry waste material is buried in landfill. The wet waste, which is unclean, wet and contaminated material, is transported to Townsville, due to strict environmental regulations and the impacts of our extreme rainfall. (Council landfills are only licensed to accept dry waste. This means that wet waste needs to be taken to Springmount Waste Facility in Walkamin which is licensed to receive wet waste.)
Examples of dry waste:
- Clean plastic bags, cans, bottles, jars, food and drink containers
- Paper and cardboard
- Wood and cork
- Glass (all types)
- Small metal items
- Fabric (clothing, shoes etc)
- Clean packaging material
Examples of wet waste:
- Food scraps
- Aerosol cans
- Unrinsed steel cans
- Dirty plastic bags
- Unrinsed food and drink containers
- Disposable nappies (napkins, tissues, cotton wool, etc.)
- Other wet waste materials (putrescibles)
- Small quantities of garden waste (please try composting instead)
All improved properties in the serviceable area are required to have a wheelie bin service. Wheelie bin services are charged to the rates of a property. A property is serviceable unless it is located in a rural area and the house is located more than 80m from the nearest serviceable road.
Garbage Collections/Bin Days
MONDAY: Northern Region: Innisfail, East Innisfail, Flying Fish Point, Ella Bay, Jubilee Grove, Coconuts, Common Loop, Mourilyan, Mourilyan Harbour, New Harbourline, Martyville, Boogan, Moresby. Southern Region: Cardwell East, Tully Heads, Hull Heads, Euramo, Silky Oak, Bruce Hwy (Silky Oak to Ramsay Rd), Merryburn, Tully-Mission Beach Rd, South Mission Beach.
TUESDAY: Northern Region: Innisfail, Cullinane, Goondi Hill, Goondi Bend, Hudson, Belvedere, Upper Daradgee, Fitzgerald Creek, Vasa Views, Daradgee, Garradunga, Jubilee Heights. Southern Region: Tully, Davidson Rd, Rockingham Rd, Kennedy, Kennedy Valley, North Cardwell, South Cardwell, Port Hinchinbrook, 5 Mile Creek.
WEDNESDAY: Northern Region: Sandy Pocket, Cowley, Cowley Beach, Daveson, McCutcheon, Silkwood, Silkwood East, Kurrimine Beach, Jaffa, El Arish, Shell Pocket, Maria Creek, Bruce Hwy (Daveson to Cowley Ck), Warrubullen Rd, South Johnstone, East Innisfail, Goondi, Sundown. Southern Region: Wongaling Beach, Wildsoet St, Dallachy Rd, Muldoon Rd, Menzel Rd, Stamp Rd, Bellenden Rd, Bluff Rd, Bilyana, Murray Upper, West Cardwell.
THURSDAY: Northern Region: East Innisfail, Webb, Coquette Point, Vuletas Estate, Mighell, Wangan, Henderson Dr, Pin Gin Hill, Palmerston Hwy, East Palmerston, Nerada, Bamboo Creek, Mundoo. Southern Region: Feluga, east Feluga, Old Tully Rd, Bulgun, Murray St, Bulgun Rd, Keir Rd, Mulins-Scougall Rd, Dingo Pocket, Jarra Creek, Vaughan St, Riley St, Pollard St, Andersen St, Carmoo, Lower Tully, Old Cardwell Rd, Appleyard Rd, Nash Rd.
FRIDAY: Northern Region: Camp Creek, Germantown, Utchee Creek, Mena Creek, Bombeeta, Japoon, No. 6 Branch, No.4, Walter Lever Estate, Etty Bay, Djiru, Midgeree Bar, Garners Beach, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach.
Please place your bins kerbside with the wheels facing the house and clear from any obstructions (eg. trees, letterboxes, cars). Click here for "How to Position your Bin for Collection Day"
Please don't overfill you bins or place rubbish on top or next to the bin - overflowing bins will not be serviced. And make sure food scraps and any other wet waste is adequately wrapped in paper or plastic.
Wheelie bin requests
To request a new or an additional wheelie bin service, a Request for a Garbage Service form needs to be submitted to Council.
To request a cancellation of a wheelie bin service, a Request for a Cancellation of a Garbage Service form needs to be submitted to Council. Upon cancellation of a service, wheelie bins must be presented for collection. If they are not made available for collection, a replacement fee must be paid.
Cancellation of wheelie bin services will be approved in the following circumstances:
- Request is for cancellation of additional services.
- Cancellation is for a property which has undergone a demolition or house removal and has final building and plumbing and drainage inspections approved.
- Cancellation is for a property which is not in the serviceable area.
To request a wheelie bin repair or replacement caused by wear and tear, phone Council's customer service department on 1300 763 903 or 4030 2222.
Wheelie bins remain the responsibility of ratepayers. Should a bin go missing, should it be stolen or damaged due to events other than general wear and tear, a replacement wheelie bin fee will be charged.