Lake Inverell


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 Northaven 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.

Recycling Notice – No Plastic Bags In Recycling Bins!

Inverell Shire Council wishes to advise that Northaven 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) 67288 200.

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.

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 Recycling Collection Calendar [119Kb]

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.

Community Recycling Centre

Waste Matters – Drop off your household problem waste for recycling – for FREE!

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. Items that can be disposed for free at the CRC include:

  • Paints;
  • Gas bottles;
  • Motor oils;
  • Batteries;
  • Smoke detectors;
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes.

Household batteries can also be dropped in to the collection point at Inverell Shire Library.

Community Recycling Centre Image  Community Recycling Centre Flyer

Find out what you can drop off for FREE at our Community Recycling Centre at the Inverell Landfill.

 Download: Community Recycling Centre Flyer

Only household quantities accepted 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.
Many of these materials can be reused and recycled if processed correctly. Recycling helps our environment because it saves water, energy and natural resources.
The Inverell CRC is located at the Inverell Landfill on Burtenshaw Road, Inverell. Opening hours are, Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm and Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm.

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.


Want to know how to recycle your old electronics, like mobile phones, computers and ink cartridges? Visit our E-Waste page to find out all about it.

Container Deposit Scheme – Return and Earn

Inverell Shire Council provides kerbside recycling services to the local community.

To complement these services, the NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW – the NSW container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. Return and Earn will commence from 1 December 2017 to help reduce drink container litter. More detailed information can me found on our Return & Earn page.

Helpful recycling documents

Recycling Tips

Recycling Tips

Download our helpful flyer with tips for recycling at home, school and work.

Farm Waste

Waste Management for Rural Landholders

Download information on the safe disposal of farm waste in the Inverell Shire.

Why Recycle Batteries

Download information on the best ways to get the most out of your batteries and the best way to recycle them.

Recycling Ready Reckoner

Download an index of what items can be recycled and what can not.

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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


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