Recycle your polystyrene for free

Anyone can recycle polystyrene free of charge at our Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre at 313 Wyrallah Road or our Brewster Street Drop-off Centre.

Please DO NOT place polystyrene in your yellow recycling bin, red landfill bin or green organics bin!

Once collected, polystyrene is put through the Polystyrene Processing Plant, which essentially acts like an oven and is set at 160 degrees Celsius. The Polystyrene Processing Plant melts the polystyrene down, removing the air particles and transforming it from a light, soft substance into a heavy, brittle substance.

Staff at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre mould the processed polystyrene into bricks as it is melted, allowing it to be transported efficiently. It is then sent in pallets for remanufacture and transformed into recycled products such as decking, skirting, fascia and picture frames.