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A complete list of awards and recognition for waste management initiatives

A list of awards and recognition for waste management.
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A complete list of collection services available to residents


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A complete list of our collection services for home and business

A full list of waste, recycling and organics collections services for domestic, urban, rural and business.
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A complete list of our fees and charges for the 2016/17 year

A complete list of our fees and charges for the 2016/17 year.
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A complete list of our locations and opening hours

Locations and opening hours for Northern Rivers Waste, Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, Nimbin Transfer Station, Bewster Street Drop-off Centre, Lismore Revolve Shop, Save n Waste Recycle Store.
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Agricycle is our rural recycling program

Information on our rural recycling program, Agricycle.
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Biocycle system wins NSW composting award

Lismore City Council been named winner of an AORA NSW 2016 Leadership Award for its innovative Biocycle Compost Facility.
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Buy eco-friendly products from our Save n Waste Recycle Store

We sell recycled and eco-friendly products at our Save n Save Recycle Store.
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Certified organic compost an Australian first

Lismore City Council is the first council in Australia to achieve organic certification for compost made from kerbside food and garden waste.
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Certified organic compost an Australian first

Lismore City Council is the first council in Australia to achieve organic certification for compost made from kerbside food and garden waste.
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Christmas Operating Hours

Lismore City Council, the Richmond Tweed Regional Library and the Lismore Memorial Gardens will be closing over the Christmas/New Year period, reopening on Monday, 4 January.
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Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours
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Come and discover the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Ideas for exploring the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens.
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Crafty kids wanted for Suitcase Showcase at Lismore Recycled Market

Lismore City Council is putting out a call for crafty youngsters to join the Lismore Recycled Market's Suitcase Showcase coming up on Saturday, 16 July.
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dirtgirlworld get grubby early childhood program

Lismore City Council is a participant in the dirtgirlworld's interactive sustainability program for early childhood learning.
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Disclaimer and Internet Privacy Policy


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Disposing of green waste at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre


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Educational and fun activities for young and old

Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens activities available for schools and families.
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Electronic waste voucher system

Lismore City Council offers all households three free visits to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre each year through our electronic waste voucher system
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Environmental and industry-leading initiatives

Council is working toward the community's vision that Council provide environmental leadership as well as working toward Lismore becoming a model of sustainability.
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Explore two beautiful stands of local rainforest


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Flood waste and clean-up information

Lismore City Council will be sending some of the potential 15,000 tonnes of waste left in the aftermath of recent flooding to a Queensland waste disposal facility.
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Good environmental management of our own facility is a top priority

Environmental Management at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centres.
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History of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens


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How to dispose of community sharps safely

How and where to dispose of community sharps (needles and syringes) safely.
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How to safely dispose of fluorescent lights

How to safely dispose of fluorescent lights.
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How to safely dispose of paint and chemicals

How to safely dispose of paint and chemicals
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How we recycle glass to create sand for our roads

Our Glass Processing Plan recycles glass and crushes it into sand for road base.
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Illegal dumping costs council, community and the environment

Illegal dumping is bad for the environment and bad for human health. People dump everything from chemical waste to asbestos on roadsides, properties and in bushland. This can harm the environment and often leach into waterways.
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Lismore City Environment Education Centre

The Lismore City Environment Education Centre is designed for training workshops, meetings and functions as well as an activity centre for our school group tours.
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Lismore Community Recycling Centre helps residents recycle for free

Information on items that can be recycled at the Community Recycling Centre.
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Lismore leads the way with new state-of-the-art landfill

Lismore City Council recently constructed a state-of-the-art landfill cell, which features a new leachate collection system and complex layers of lining to ensure any leachate is kept out of the groundwater, protecting the natural environment.
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Lismore Recycled Market this Saturday!

The next Lismore Recycled Market is on this Saturday, 17 September at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre tours

Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre tours.
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Lismore Revolve Shop upgrade

We have upgraded the Lismore Revolve Shop.
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Love Food Hate Waste... you can save money and the planet

Research by the NSW Government has shown that most households buy too much food, cook too much food, and throw away leftovers.
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Major upgrade to our BIOcycle Organics Processing Facility

Major upgrades to our BIOcycle organics processing facility at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will take place between now and mid-2016.
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Making good use of waste a winning formula

Lismore City Council has won a Local Government Excellence in the Environment Award for 'waste avoidance and reuse' in recognition of the Lismore Revolve Shop and Lismore Recycled Market.
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Manage waste wisely at your next event

Waste management for events and festivals.
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Manage your waste wisely at your next event

We offer a waste management service to event organisers for all public events such as festivals, sporting events, charity days etc.
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New Lismore Recycled Markets coming soon at the Lismore Revolve Shop

We are constructing an exciting new market complex at our Lismore Revolve Shop called the Recycled Markets.
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New waste voucher system launched

Lismore City Council has launched a new electronic waste voucher system, which entitles all households to three free visits to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre each year.
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Nimbin Transfer Station upgrade is now underway

We are upgrading the Nimbin Waste Transfer Station.
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Organics facility upgrade makes Lismore compost capital

Lismore City Council's $700,000 expansion of its organics processing facility was recently opened at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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Our annual Waste Wise Schools Challenge

Our Schools Waste Wise Challenge is open to all primary schools in the Lismore Local Government Area, and provides schools with the opportunity to win funding to implement sustainability initiatives.
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Our BIOcycle compost is magic for your garden

At the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre we are closing the loop on our organics recycling, turning organic material collected from homes into nutrient-rich BIOcycle compost for local farms and backyard gardens.
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Our first electric car... the way of the future

We have added an electric car to our Council fleet.
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Our industry and government partnerships help us achieve recycling goals

Our industry and government partnerships help us achieve recycling goals.
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Our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and recycling revolution

Our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and recycling revolution.
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Our MRF film... explaining how our MRF works

Our MRF video explains how our new Materials Recovery Facility works.
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Our phytocapping site a NSW first

Lismore City Council has the first licensed phytocapping site in NSW.
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Our Recycling Drop-Off Centres

A list of our recycling drop-off centres including locations and opening hours.
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Our recycling innovation is helping Lismore become a model of sustainability

We pride ourselves on being environmental and industry leaders in resource recovery, and have implemented a number of initiatives that are working towards the goal of Lismore becoming a model of sustainability.
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Our solar investment... free energy from the sun

We have installed several solar power arrays at our facilities to take advantage of free energy from the sun.
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Phytocapping a NSW first

Since 2007, Lismore City Council has been one of five trial sites Australia wide for a research program entitled the Australian Alternative Cover Assessment Program (AACAP), conducted in collaboration with several Australian universities.
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Recycle your polystyrene for free


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Recycled Market and Botanic Gardens Open Day

Families are invited to a huge day of fun activities for young and old at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Saturday, 20 August.
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Recycling and Creativity on show at new market

The Lismore Recycled Market will be held on the third Saturday of every month next door to the Lismore Revolve Shop
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Recycling your electronic waste

Recycling of electronic waste.
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Regional councils join the recycling revolution

Four councils will re-launch Lismore City Council's recycling education campaign this week as they embrace the city's innovative waste management approach and join the recycling revolution.
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Regional partnerships are helping our region become more sustainable

Regional partnerships are helping our region become more sustainable.
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Resource Recovery Collection Satchels are part of our recycling revolution

Resource Recovery Collection Satchels help people recycle problem household waste.
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Resources for businesses


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Safely disposing of asbestos

How to safely dispose of asbestos.
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Safely disposing of construction and demolition waste

How to safely dispose of construction and demolition waste.
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Save money and the environment with the Waste Warriors Business Program

Reduce your business waste by implementing waste and recycling solutions.
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School visits are a great way for children and schools to become more waste wise

We provide school visits to all schools in the Lismore Local Government Area.
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The Dirty Dozen: 12 recycling rules for your yellow bin

The Dirty Dozen: 12 recycling rules for your yellow bin.
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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Recycling Rules for Your Yellow Bin


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The history and purpose of Northern Rivers Waste

Northern Rivers Waste was established in 2000 as a business unit of Lismore City Council to undertake its waste operations. We manage three waste facilities within the Local Government Area including the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre, the Nimbin Transfer Station and the Brewster Street Drop-off Centre. In addition to these facilities, we also manage all domestic collections and have a significant commercial collection business.
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The Lismore Revolve Shop: one person's trash could be your treasure...

The Lismore Revolve Shop is our second-hand store.
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The Recycling Revolution: your comprehensive guide to recycling right

A comprehensive guide to recycling in the Lismore Local Government Area.
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Turn your food and garden scraps into fertiliser for your plants


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Upcycle Your Holidays event postponed due to flooding

The school holiday event Upcycle Your Holidays planned for 20 April has been cancelled due to recent flooding.
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Upsize your yellow recycling bin

How to get a larger yellow recycling bin.
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Visit our well-established hoop pine and eucalypt forests


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Volunteering with Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Information on volunteering with Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens, work days and morning, newsletters and more.
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Waste ingenuity scores Corndale Public School a tidy prize

Corndale Public School has been crowned winner of Lismore City Council's 2016 Waste Wise Schools Challenge, with a prize of $1500 to spend on further sustainability initiatives.
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Waste management and resource recovery strategy

Our Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2015-2020 outlines a clear direction for the minimisation, management and education around waste and recycling for the Lismore Local Government Area.
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Waste management solutions for your business

Waste management solutions for your business.
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Waste Wise Ways School Accreditation Program

The Lismore City Council Waste Wise Ways Education Program has been developed to assist primary schools (kindergarten to Year 6) within the Lismore Local Government Area to develop and coordinate their own waste minimisation programs. The program focuses on curriculum integration, hands-on learning and excursions, and school operational practices.
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We have several specialty gardens offering unique experiences for visitors


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What you can and cannot place in your green organics bin

A listen of items that can be placed in your green organics bin.
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What you can and cannot recycle in your yellow bin

What you can and cannot recycle in your yellow bin.
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World Environment Day celebrates education and awareness

Lismore City Council holds World Environment Day celebrations in June each year.
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Your 3 Bin Guide is a quick and easy way to see what goes in each bin

Your 3 Bin Guide is a quick and easy way to see what goes in each bin.
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Your green organics service

To make it easy for residents to recycle their food waste, we have introduced the BIOcycle system, which combines a kitchen caddy with compostable liners to assist in the collection of food scraps inside the home.
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