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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Can we count on you to tell us your thoughts about single use plastic bags?

From July 1st, the big supermarket chains will not be giving out free single-use plastic shopping bags. With more than 5 billion plastic bags handed out at the check out every year in Australia, and every state in Australia except NSW committed to banning single use plastic bags by 2018, we want to know if you are ready to make the change. All respondents will go in the draw to win a Plastic-free pack which includes a reusable bag, reusable cup and other environmental goodies.


Let's work together in reducing single use plastic bags.

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Report littering from vehicles online @





Litter fines from $250 apply.


NEW EPA Upcoming events, consultation and professional development opportunities

Report Illegal Dumping

You can now report illegal dumps in your area online

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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.