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Kuranda Street Recycling Bins

By February 28, 2024No Comments

New ‘Containers for Change’ public street bins have been installed in Kuranda for the recycling of eligible containers.

Council has partnered with Container Exchange (QLD) Limited (COEX) and Mareeba Recycling to expand eligible container recycling solutions in the Mareeba Shire.

Brad Luders from Mareeba Recycling explains, “We have worked with Mareeba Shire for just shy of five years to deliver the Containers for Change Scheme. Our combined efforts with community buy-in has delivered positive impacts on the environment across the region.”

“We have proposed three solutions to enhance the program and the street bins follow the installation of the Kuranda Bag Drop, a container style bag drop solution, installed in January,” Brad concluded.

The third and final solution will see the installation of a waste transfer station bulk bin. The initial rollout has been suggested for Mareeba and Kuranda, followed by Julatten and potentially other transfer stations across the shire.

Residents and visitors can use the street bins to recycle eligible containers with the proceeds being donated to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

Mayor Toppin explains, “Each year, Council donates the proceeds of the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal to local community centres with those groups then providing Christmas hampers or vouchers to families in need. These organisations do a marvellous job of ensuring that assistance is received by those most in need.”

Visit Council’s website for further information on recycling options available across the Shire, Recycling – Mareeba Shire Council (