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.

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National Recycling Week

11th to 17th November

A massive 592 tonnes of household problem waste has been diverted from landfill in the last 3 years, thanks to the efforts of north coast residents who have visited their Community Recycling Centre to drop them off for FREE.


But there’s still more we can do!


Household batteries and fluoro lights can be recycled into new products like smartphones and watches. To do this, we need to keep them out of our kerbside bins where they end up as landfill and...


Instead take the opportunity this National Recycling Week or any week of the year, to visit your CRC. Find your nearest centre here


You can drop off up to 20 litres or 20 kilos of batteries, fluoro lights and other household problem wastes. There’s no charge and most will be recycled or reused.



So Spring into Summer with a visit to your local CRC!




NEW EPA Upcoming events, consultation and professional development opportunities

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Launch the mobile app


Business Waste Matters

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

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.