Flood waste and clean-up information

Monday, 10 April 2017

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.

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre can no longer cope with the volume of waste being delivered, which is now around 1000 tonnes per day.

The material is being sent to the Ti Tree Bioenergy Facility, an old coal mine pit that will be capped and the methane converted to electricity to power homes.

“It is not ideal to have to send waste to another facility, but these are definitely exceptional circumstances. If we don’t send some waste away we won’t have enough room in landfill for the city and we will have to build a new landfill cell worth millions of dollars,” Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“Our facility has done an amazing job and we continue to recycle as much as we can, but the sheer volume is overwhelming.”

Flood waste and clean-up advice

  • Businesses: As we finish cleaning streets in the Lismore CBD and other business areas we need to keep them free of waste. This allows other businesses to operate and people to shop. If you still have flood waste to dispose of please call us on 1300 87 83 87.
  • Residents: If you still have flood waste to dispose of drop-off is free at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and we have courtesy trailers available. If you need help to dispose of flood waste call us on 1300 87 83 87 and we’ll help make arrangements.
  • Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will be open over the Easter period from 9am to 4pm daily for free flood drop-offs.
  • All rotting food in green bins should be reported to 1300 87 83 87 for immediate pick-up.
  • Rural kerbside pick-up to occur in flood-inundated villages once residential areas completed.
  • Bins that have been lost in the flood will be replaced. Phone 1300 87 83 87.
  • Brewster Street Drop-off Centre has reopened.

Ongoing flood clean-up and recovery updates
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