Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre
It’s National Recycling Week and if you’re moving house, renovating your home or just having a spring clean you’ll probably have household problem waste such as unwanted paint, oils, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and gas bottles to dispose of.
The safe and environmentally friendly solution is to take them to your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC), located at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre. There’s no charge to drop off these items, most of which will be recycled or reused. Last year more than 209 tonnes of household problem waste was dropped off at the 8 CRCs across the north coast and so was prevented from ending up in landfill.
Jeanie McKillop, Coordinator of North East Waste said “this type of waste is only a problem if it is placed into household bins or illegally dumped on kerbsides, reserves or Council’s Brewster Street or Nimbin Drop Off Centres, where it can be hazardous to people and the environment. However, the solution is simple. Anyone can take household quantities of up to 20 litres or 20 kilos of these wastes to the Community Recycling Centre at anytime of the year for free”.
The Lismore CRC is located at the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre, 313 Wyrallah Road, East Lismore. Open: Mon to Fri 7am – 4pm; Sat & Sun 9am – 4pm.
For more information contact Lismore City Council on 1300 878 387 or visit www.newaste.org.au
If you would like to report an illegal dumping incident you can either contact Council on the above number or report it online at www.ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au