Agricycle is our rural recycling program

Rural industries create waste that can be problematic to manage. Our rural recycling program, Agricycle, is designed to assist in the management of a number of rural wastes. We offer free drop-off at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre for chemical drums and set quantities of chemicals, oil and oil filters.

By recycling these wastes you ensure they do not damage your property and the local environment.

Oil and Oil Filters

Used oil and oil filters are collected and recycled. Up to 20L of oil can be dropped off from domestic sources for free, amounts over 20L incur a handling fee. Commercial Quantities incur a handling fee.

Oil filters are crushed to remove the residue oil and the casing is recycled. Residents can drop-off up to five oil filters for free at one time. There is a processing fee for larger volumes.


Up to 20 litres/20 kilograms can be dropped off free of charge at any one time. Volumes over 20 litres/20 kilograms will be accepted but charges will apply at a per kilogram rate. Unlabelled and marked chemicals are accepted.

Farm Drums

Both plastic and steel chemical drums of any size are collected and recycled. The plastic drums are made into new drums and wheelie bins. The steel drums are recycled as scrap steel. Drums must be triple rinsed and have lids removed. The drums will be inspected by Council staff.

For more information about Agricycle phone us on (02) 6625 0500.