Waste Collection Services, Food and Garden Organics, Co-mingle Recycling and Landfill

Let’s all recycle our Food and Garden Organics (FOGO)

If you haven’t already explored the full potential of your FOGO bin – do so today!

All food scraps are good to go; meat, bones, fish, dairy products, coffee grindings, bread, rice and don’t forget soiled paper like; tissues, paper towel and pizza boxes can go into your FOGO bin too.

Please NO PLASTIC BAGS. Let’s keep precious resources out of landfill and #KeepItComingRound

Please see below a list of retailers who have agreed to stock our Compost-A-Pak Liners.

We are still actively pursuing additional retailers within the Richmond Valley area. 


Three Bin Collection Service in the Richmond Valley Shire

WEEKLY - Green Lidded Food and Garden Organics Collection Service 
FORTNIGHTLY - Yellow Lidded Recycling Collection Service 
FORTNIGHTLY - (alternate fortnight to recycling) – Red Lidded Landfill Collection Service 

Why the three bins?

We all need to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill - it’s simple as that. Keeping food waste out of landfill is one of the easiest things we can do to help the environment.

Since the introduction of the new collection service Richmond Valley residents have help divert 3000 tonnes of food and garden organics from landfill… that is 500 tonnes more than expected. This is a fantastic effect but we still have a bit of a way to go, with our 2016 composition audit still showing that 26% of what is in our red lidded landfill bin is food organics.

Our Food and Garden organics is processed locally at Lismore’s Waste Facility where the waste is shredded and pasteurised into certified organic compost which is then suitable for use by organic farmers and producers.

To find out more about what can go into your food and garden organics collection service, click on ‘what goes in what bin’ below.

Recycling more benefits our local community, as well as being better for our environment.


Enclosed Footwear Reminder

To ensure the safety of our community, it is necessary for all visitors to wear enclosed footwear whilst visiting the waste drop off facilities: Nammoona, Evans Head & Bora Ridge.


  • What goes in which bin

    What goes in which bin

    Weekly Organics Service (Green Bin) • All food scraps including meat, seafood, dairy and citrus • Meat bones and seafood shells and bones (including prawns, oysters etc.) • Dairy products including yoghurt, cheese • Bread, pasta and...

  • Collection Calendars & Routes

    Collection Calendars & Routes

    We have provided links below to calendars and collection routes for the Richmond Valley area. Zone 1 - Casino and surrounds - 2017-2018 Collection Calendar Zone 1 - Casino and surrounds - Collection Route Zone 2 - Lower River and surrounds - 2017-2018...

  • Collections Rules

    Collections Rules

    There are a number of rules resident should be aware of in filling and placing your bins for collection: Domestic items only are to be place in each bin as designated – food and garden organics in the weekly green-lid bin, recycling in the...

  • Recycling Collection

    Recycling Collection

    The recycling revolution is also about making things easier for residents to recycle: No need to wash out your recyclables. Recyclable containers need to be empty and free of food but they do not need to be washed out. No need to remove lids - you can now...

  • Food and Garden Organics Collection

    Food and Garden Organics Collection

    Richmond Valley Council is committed to recycling more and sending less valuable resources to landfill. One of the easiest ways we can do this is by recycling food and garden organics. The new weekly organics service will collect these resources and take...

  • Landfill & Transfer Station Services

    Landfill & Transfer Station Services

    Richmond Valley Council operates a landfill at Casino (Nammoona), as well as transfer stations at Evans Head, Bora Ridge and Rappville. Charges are levied as per the current Council Revenue Policy. For full details of charges, download the document at the...

  • Casino Community Recycling Centre

    Casino Community Recycling Centre

    Located at: Nammoona Waste Facility, Dargaville Drive, Casino NSW 2470 Telephone: 02 6662 6580 Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 8.30am – 4.30pm View full size brochure A3 View full size brochure DL Residents can now drop off the following household problem...

  • Managing Household Asbestos

    Managing Household Asbestos

    Richmond Valley Council is committed to helping the community in the safe disposal of Asbestos for further information on Disposal or Testing of Asbestos see links below:

  • MobileMuster

    MobileMuster

    Richmond Valley Council has partnered with MobileMuster, the official product stewardship program of the telecommunications industry in Australia, to provide a free recycling service to residents. MobileMuster accepts all brands of mobile phones, plus...

  • Container Deposit Scheme Information

    Container Deposit Scheme Information

    For all enquiries about the Container Deposit Scheme please contact Tomra-Cleanaway or NSW EPA Return and Earn 1800 813 887 Please find below links about the Container Deposit Scheme (Return and Earn). These links will give you all the current information...

  • Resource Recovery Events

    Resource Recovery Events

  • Single use plastic survey

    Single use plastic survey

    Who brings their own shopping bags? Did you know that around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our ocean every year! Already every state in Australia except NSW is committed to banning single use plastic bags by 2018. We would love to hear your...