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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

A complete list of our fees and charges.
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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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Bookings essential to attend waste and recycling facilities

Booking are now ESSENTIAL to attend the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station.
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Bookings removed at waste facilities; recycling now permissible

Residents and businesses are no longer required to make bookings to visit the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre or the Nimbin Transfer Station.
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Brewster Street Drop-off Centre closed until further notice

The Brewster Street Drop-off Centre has been closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
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Brewster Street Recycling Drop-off Centre closed due to COVID-19


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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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Changes to waste and recycling services due to COVID-19


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Come and discover the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Ideas for exploring the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens.
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Council closes Revolve Shop as COVID-19 precaution

Lismore City Council is taking a proactive approach in response to the rapidly-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has closed the Lismore Revolve Shop indefinitely.
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COVID-19 forces major changes to waste disposal

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station have reopened today as essential services only.
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COVID-19 page has latest updates and advice

Services at our Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station are changing as we implement safety measures to protect our workers and the community from COVID-19.
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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

Northern Rivers Waste online website internet disclaimer and 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 and businesses two 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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Firefighters work to extinguish fire; air pollution alert in place

Firefighters are slowly making progress extinguishing a fire burning in nine large compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the #Recycle Right campaign


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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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Help stop illegal dumping in our community

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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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 Recycle Right


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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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Information on our #RecycleRight campaign and your yellow recycling bin


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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 closed due to COVID-19

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 Rainforest Botanic Gardens closed

The Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens have been closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
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Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre tours

Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre tours.
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Lismore Revolve Shop closed indefinitely due to coronavirus

The Lismore Revolve Shop is our second-hand store.
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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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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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More services reopen at Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre

Lismore City Council is pleased to inform residents that it is once again accepting asbestos at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road and that the facility's Community Recycling Centre has also reopened.
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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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Nimbin Transfer Station open for village and rural residents

We are upgrading the Nimbin Waste Transfer Station.
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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 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 Recycing Facilities

Our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and recycling revolution.
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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 Save n Waste Recycle Store is closed due to COVID-19

We sell recycled and eco-friendly products at our Save n Save Recycle Store.
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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 problem waste for free with a Resource Recovery Collection Satchel

Resource Recovery Collection Satchels help people recycle problem household waste.
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Recycle your polystyrene for free


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Recycling centre fire extinguished; damage assessed

The fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has been extinguished today by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the assistance of Lismore City Council staff.
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Recycling centre remains closed due to weekend fire

Residents affected by smoke from a fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, are being advised to stay indoors or use a respirator if venturing outside.
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Recycling centre remains closed; interim waste measures in place

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, will remain closed until the fire in the compost piles is extinguished and damage to the Materials Recovery Facility is assessed.
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Recycling centre staged reopening after fire

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, 28 August) with limited services for the community.
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Recycling Soft Plastics


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Recycling your electronic waste

Recycling of electronic waste.
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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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Resources for businesses


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Return and Earn bulk collection centre open for recycling

Return and Earn, Container Deposit Scheme, Lismore, Bulk Collection Centre, Bulk Container Drop-off
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Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens

The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has reopened today, 29 April, with new COVID-19 safety measures in place.
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Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens Friday

The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen this Friday, 6 September as part of the ongoing staged reopening of the facility.
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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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Some waste restrictions lifted; bookings remain essential

Lismore City Council has eased restrictions on the disposal of waste at its Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station, however, bookings to visit these facilities remain essential.
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Sydney water pump trucked in to douse recycling centre fire

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are transporting a high-power water pump from Sydney to Lismore today to help extinguish the fire still burning in compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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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 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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Upsize your yellow recycling bin

How to get a larger yellow recycling bin.
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Using my kitchen caddy


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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 Education Opportunities for Primary Schools

How can Lismore City Council support your Primary School with waste education and sustainable waste management? Tours, educational activities, audits and teaching resources are available to the Primary Schools in the Lismore Local Government Area. Choose from the list below or discuss other ways to support sustainable waste education or management at your School.
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Waste facility open this Sunday due to ANZAC Day closure

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will open this Sunday to cater for weekend waste disposal as the centre will be closed on Saturday, 25 April for ANZAC Day.
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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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Water Wednesday is coming to Rocky Creek Dam!

To celebrate the school holidays, Lismore City Council is inviting families to Water Wednesday at Rocky Creek Dam on 9 October.
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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 recycling 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 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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