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.

It’s always been a challenge for end-of-day meals prepared by cafes, restaurants and takeaways to be donated rather than dumped!  Y Waste removes the barriers and enables meals to go straight into the hands of those who need them.


The Y Waste donation platform is a way to help businesses help others, the environment and can even save $$!

To find out more or to register visit:



Events Calendar


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Launch the mobile app

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

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


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



Byron Shire