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5 March, 2021

Cairns Council's Free green waste drop off extended

Residents are being asked not to dump green waste on the footpath.

Council is not offering a kerbside green waste collection service, however the free green waste drop off period has now been extended until Sunday 14 March.

Residents are required to make their own arrangements to transport green waste to a waste transfer station. 

Residential green waste can be dropped off free of charge at the following locations:

  • Portsmith Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Smithfield Transfer Station, Monday-Saturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pm
  • Gordonvale Transfer Station, 7 days 8.30am to 5.15pm
  • Babinda Transfer Station, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm


Note: this offer is for domestic cars, utilities and/or trailers and light trucks (vehicle weight to GVM 4 tonnes). Normal rates apply for disposal of any other waste during this period, including green waste from garden maintenance contractors on behalf of residents.


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