Can & Bottle Recycling Cairns

Recycling For Our Community

At North Queensland Recycling Agents (NQRA), we’re helping keep our environment clean by processing more than 180 tonnes of recycling each week.

Our local, family-owned company has been faithfully servicing residents and businesses in the Cairns region for more than 25 years.

Based in Bungalow, NQRA accepts cardboard, plastic, glass and paper at no charge. Our dedicated team then sorts and distributes recyclable materials to processing companies such as Visy Recycling, Orora and Cleanaway. Browse our website to see what types of products are eligible for our recycling services.

As agents for the Queensland bottle recycling scheme, Containers for Change, you can drop off your empty aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard bottles for a 10 cent cash refund. We also provide great value non-ferrous scrap metal purchasing, cardboard collection and confidential document destruction.

Our collection trucks service all throughout the Cairns region, including Gordonvale, Edmonton and Palm Cove. 

Call us today on (07) 4051 6679 to discuss your business’ recycling needs.

NQRA accepts all forms of recyclable material at our Bungalow depot. 

Our goal is to help you do your bit to preserve the planet.

Call on our reliable team for prompt cardboard, paper and co-mingled recycling collection from your restaurant, club, hotel or any other commercial business.

Make the most out of your empty bottles and help save the environment by dropping them in at our Newell Street Containers for Change refund point.

Are you finishing up a renovation or looking to clear out some old parts? Turn your dead batteries, radiators and other scrap metal into cash on the spot at our depot.

What Our Customers Say

“Been going there for years – alway good prices. Recycling depot is easy. Best time mid afternoon. I’ve been taking crushed Aluminium can there (not too flat). I get about 250 cans in a clothes basket which is great.” – Kevin ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


“Fast service and great way to get some fast cash” – Deffeny ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐