Information on our waste operations arm Northern Rivers Waste

Lismore City Council’s waste operations arm is called Northern Rivers Waste. For information on your bin day, what to recycle and all other waste information, visit Northern Rivers Waste or phone the Waste Hotline on 1300 87 83 87.

As well as our organic, waste and recycling kerbside pick-up, we offer residents three free visits to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre each year through our electronic waste voucher system.

Lismore is undoubtedly the recycling hub of the region with our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Glass Processing Plant that processes materials from Lismore as well as several other neighbouring councils.

The MRF processes around 55,000 tonnes of recyclables each year that we on-sell to be made into new products. The adjoining Glass Processing Plant allows us to crush old glass bottles and jars into sand, which we then use in our road base and asphalt.

We implore people to recycle right at home in order to make the MRF a success. Our education campaign called The Dirty Dozen – 12 recycling rules for your yellow bin includes 12 simple, easy to follow rules to ensure you are recycling right. Please read and learn The Dirty Dozen – 12 Recycling Rules for Your Yellow Bin. For a full list of what goes in each of your coloured bins, you can also download our Do The Right Bin brochure or read the comprehensive Lismore Recycling Guide.

Northern Rivers Waste also runs the Lismore Revolve Shop at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Wyrallah Road where you can rummage through a huge array of second-hand and unwanted goods. It's a great place to forage for other items people have no use for and there are some real treasures to be found.

You may also like to check our Save n Waste Recycle Store, which sells modern eco-products. The Save n Waste Recycle Store is located at the Lismore Revole Shop at 313 Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, and within Shopbaby at 26 Woodlark Street, Lismore. You will find everything from biodgrable cling wrap and biobags for your compost bin to colourful water bottles and funky coffee cups.

We also sell beautiful rich mulch and compost made from local green waste. You can collect with a trailer direct from the tip. It is absolutely magic for your garden.

For full details, visit Northern Rivers Waste.