Recycling centre staged reopening begins
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, 28 August) with limited services for the community.
The facility has been closed since a fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday, 11 August, damaging the Materials Recovery Facility and compost piles.
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen tomorrow for general waste and green waste disposal with the Resource Recovery Facility back in operation.
The Lismore Revolve Shop and the Container Deposit Scheme bulk collection centre remain closed at this stage.
Lismore City Council plans to reopen the Lismore Revolve Shop on Tuesday, 3 September and the community will be advised when a date for reopening of the Container Deposit Scheme bulk collection centre is scheduled.
Council’s Acting Executive Director of Infrastructure Services Peter Jeuken warned there could be delays and encouraged people to be patient or wait until next week when the initial rush has subsided.
“We are expecting a very busy few days and possibly long wait times, so unless it’s urgent we would urge residents to wait a few days or even until next week,” Peter said.
“If people do come to the facility please be conscious that there could be queues and longer than usual wait times, and please be patient and respectful with staff who have had a very busy and difficult few weeks.
"We would like to thank the community for their patience and messages of support during this time, and assure them we are working as fast as we can to return services to normal.”
The Brewster Street Drop-off Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station both remain open.
For all enquiries, please phone Council on 1300 87 83 87.
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Thursday, 05 September 2019
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.> Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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.> Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2019
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.> Read More
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Firefighters are slowly making progress extinguishing a fire burning in nine large compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.> Read More
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
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.> Read More
Monday, 12 August 2019
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.> Read More