Living Green

Inverell Shire Council is pleased to announce Living Green!

In 2015, Council launched the Living Green program, to help residents reduce household waste and decrease the amount waste entering landfill.  A recent study revealed more than 50% of waste entering Inverell Landfill is garden and food waste.

The Living Green program responds to this by offering the following initiatives, to help residents reduce waste:


A program to encourage household composting and worm farming and reduce food and green waste going to landfill. 

Compost bins are available to residents for $40.00. Download the Composting Flyer and Compost Bin Application Form below.

 Compost and Worm Farm Workshops, a series of hands on workshops will be held throughout 2015-16. Details will be posted on our Facebook page and on the Living Green on 2NZ / GEM FM and also Inverell Times.

Please note: Worm Farms are now SOLD OUT. 

Download the Compost Bin Application Form

Download our Helpful Composting Tips Flyer

LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE PROGRAM - Cooking from Scratch Workshops

Monthly ‘Cooking from Scratch’ workshops led by Bill Floyd to teach residents to prepare tasty and nutritious meals from scratch, cook with seasonal produce, plan meals and store and preserve food to avoid waste. Workshops are free.

Next workshop: To be advised

Contact the Rural Outreach & Support Services for more information - (02) 6721 0855.


To celebrate National Recycling Week, Inverell Shire Council has released a ready-reckoner of how to recycle and re-use waste locally. Download your Recycling Ready Reckoner.

More information is coming. Please continue to check this page for more great ideas and initiatives in relation to green living.

 Image: Iverell Shire's Compost Revolution Image: Love Food Hate Waste Program

 Living Green is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Stay up to date with Living Green through our monthly column in the Inverell Times and fortnightly radio program on 2NZ and GEM FM.

Please click on the images below to download information about Living Green, including an order (application) form for a compost bin, an information flyer, composting & recycling tips and even cooking classes.

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