Welcome to the website of the North East Waste (NE Waste), a group of councils on the North Coast of New South Wales, working together towards cost-effective waste management solutions. The group has a voluntary membership, and aims to achieve the development and implementation of local and regionally based solutions to waste management. The member councils include: Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Lismore City, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire. North East Waste is a member group of RENEW NSW and is supported by our local Councils and the NSW Environmental Protection Agency.

NE Waste News

Events Calendar

Free Love Food Save Money Cooking workshops

for busy parents


Would you love to save more money for your family simply by wasting less food? NSW householders waste more than $2.5 billion of edible food every year, most of which could have been eaten. These free practical workshops will help you to love your food more and waste less through better storage techniques and recreating your leftovers into delicious & nutritious recipes the whole family will enjoy. The workshops are being held in various locations across the region.


NEW EPA Upcoming events, consultation and professional development opportunities

27 April: Just Eat It: A movie about food waste screening, Byron Community Centre

3 May: RENEW NSW meeting at Coffs Harbour

4 - 5 May: Coffs Harbour Waste Management Conference 2016

2 - 8 May: International Compost Awareness Week

25-26 May: Changeology behaviour change training Les Robinson


Report Illegal Dumping

You can now report illegal dumps in your area online

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Launch the mobile app


Find out more about The Green House, our mobile waste education program with this short video.

Business Waste Matters

Ballina Shire

Clarence Valley


Lismore City

Richmond Valley

Tweed Shire


Visit your local Council's website for more info on waste and recycling



Byron Shire

This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.