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WET WEATHER: The Top Fields at the Inverell Sporting Complex are currently closed due to wet weather. Closures will be reassessed later on in the week.


Inverell Shire Council is committed to helping residents increase recycling rates and ensuring problem waste does not contaminate the environment. Council provides fortnightly kerbside recycling collection to more than 85 per cent of households in the Shire, recycling bins are located in all public parks and recycling crates are provided at rural landfills and Waste Transfer Stations.

All recycling is processed at the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Burtenshaw Road, Inverell and Inverell Recycling employees are responsible for the sorting and resale of recovered materials.

Council’s Recycling Ready Reckoner provides a quick reference tool for recycling in Inverell Shire.

No Plastic Bags In Recycling Bins!

Inverell Shire Council wishes to advise that Inverell Recycling is no longer accepting plastic bags as recyclable material. Residents are requested to dispose of plastic bags in the red lid waste bins rather than the yellow lid recycling bins, or use the facilities supplied by the Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Further details may be obtained from councils Civil & Environmental Services Department on (02) 6728 8200.

Recycling Bin Pick Up Days

To find out what day your recycling bin gets picked up by our curb side service, view the maps and calendar below or contact Council Civil and Environmental Services department on (02) 6728 8200.

Recycling Maps
Inverell Township2 MB - PDF
Northern Regions893 KB - PDF
Southern Regions688 KB - PDF
Eastern Regions343 KB - PDF
Western Regions646 KB - PDF
Tingha Region628 KB - PDF
Recycling Collection Days Calendar 2022110 KB - PDF
Schedule of Village collection days141 KB - PDF

Recycling Initiatives

Community Recycling Centre

Inverell Community Recycling Centre was opened in May 2016. Located at Inverell Landfill, the CRC provides an easy drop off point for all household waste including an undercover disposal point for hazardous waste. Read more.


Drum Muster

Inverell Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on Burtenshaw Road operates a Drum Muster service for property owners who use chemicals. The service is available Monday – Friday during normal business hours. Drum Muster compounds are also available at Delungra and Ashford Landfills.



Australian’s send 34 print cartridges to landfill every minute. That equates to 2,050 an hour. That’s 5,000 tonnes per year! Want to know how to recycle your old electronics, like mobile phones, computers, and ink cartridges? Read more.


Return and Earn

Inverell’s Return and Earn is located in the Woolworths car park, located on Vivan Street, Inverell.

The NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW, Return and Earn. Return and Earn rolled out from 1 December 2017 and will help to reduce the 160 million drink containers littered in our environment each year. Drink containers make up almost half of the volume of litter in NSW. Read more.


Recycling Bin Upgrade

Need more space in your recycling bin? Contact Council on (02) 6728 8288 to find out how you can update to our 360 litre Recycling Bins.

Helpful recycling documents

Please note that Council publications are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Abobe Acrobat to open. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe website  Adobe Acrobat software has an embeded ‘screen reader’ which can read aloud the text in most PDF files and is available for free at

Last modified: 2-Dec-2021



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530