Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
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.
The facility is open for anyone who wishes to recycle more than 100 eligible containers. Operating hours are now Wednesday to Saturday from 8am to 3pm.
Bookings are not required to use the facility but the following COVID-19 safety procedures are now place:
- People will be given a number on arrival and must stay in their car until their number is called.
- People will be required to place their items in specially marked bins before using the sorting table.
- Staff will no longer be able to help lift heavy bins, bags etc onto the sorting table. People must be able to lift and move items themselves.
- Reimbursement will be in the form of cash provided in clear plastic bags.
“This is good news for local residents and we want to thank people for their patience as we progressively work to reopen services at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre,” Lismore City Council’s Infrastructure Services Director Peter Jeuken said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some big safety challenges but we are working through these as fast as possible so we can return as many services as possible to normal. We will continue to advise the community as more services become available.”
Containers that are eligible for a refund at the Return and Earn bulk collection centre include:
- Liquid paperboard (cartons)
Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and have the original label attached. Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are not eligible.
For more information on the Return and Earn scheme or what containers can be recycled, visit returnandearn.org.au.
The Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machines operated by TOMRA at Brewster Street in Lismore and Oliver Avenue in Goonellabah remain operational.
Friday, 28 August 2020
Lismore City Council is pleased to announce that the popular Revolve Shop at the Recycling & Recovery Centre will re-open next week after it was closed due to COVID-19.> Read More
Monday, 27 July 2020
Lismore City Council is pleased to announced that waste vouchers will be available from 4pm on Thursday, July 30 from the Northern Rivers Waste website.> Read More
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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.> Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Residents and businesses are no longer required to make bookings to visit the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre or the Nimbin Transfer Station.> Read More
Thursday, 23 April 2020
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.> Read More
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
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.> Read More
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station have reopened today as essential services only.> Read More
Monday, 30 March 2020
Booking are now ESSENTIAL to attend the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station.> Read More
Thursday, 19 March 2020
The Brewster Street Drop-off Centre has been closed until further notice due to COVID-19.> Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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.> Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
The Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens have been closed until further notice due to COVID-19.> Read More
Monday, 16 March 2020
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.> Read More