Waste Collection Services, Recycling and Landfill

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. 

**Upgrade of our three-bin service**

We have upgraded our three-bin household waste collection system for existing domestic waste customers as part of our Recycle More initiative, essential to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Click on the image to find out more.





What are the changes to our three-bin household waste system?

The green bin is for food and garden waste. Householders should put their food and garden waste into the green-lidded organics bin.

The new service commenced:

Monday 13 June Casino and surrounds

Monday 20 June Evans Head, Coraki, Broadwater, Rileys Hill and surrounds

From the commencement dates above, the bins are collected as follows:

WEEKLY collection of 240L green-lidded organics bin (garden and food waste)
FORTNIGHTLY collection of 240L yellow-lidded recycling bin
FORTNIGHTLY collection of 240L red-lidded rubbish bin












Why these changes happened?

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

Previously 35 percent of what went into our red-lidded rubbish bins was food waste, also known as food organics, which was being disposed of in landfill. With the cost of landfill increasing each year, there are significant savings for Council in recycling food organics into compost instead of burying it in landfill.

The new service is expected to recover around 2500 tonnes of food and garden organics each year for processing into certified organic compost at the Lismore Recycling and Resource Recovery Centre. This compost can then be used by our farmers to grow the food we eat.

As well as economic benefits, there are also environmental benefits, such as a significant reduction in methane gas – a gas 20 times worse than carbon dioxide.

Download Fact sheet here

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

  • Three regular waste collections

    Three regular waste collections

    **Upgrade of our 3 Bin service** WEEKLY collection of 240L food and garden organics bin - Green Lid FORTNIGHTLY collection of 240L yellow recycling bin - Yellow Lid FORTNIGHTLY collection of 240L - Red Lid Download Fact sheet here Since the introduction...

  • 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 ans surrounds - 2016-2017 Collection Calendar Zone 1 - Casino and surrounds - Collection Route Zone 2 - Lower River and surrounds - 2016-2017...

  • 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

    Richmond Valley Council has a free fortnightly recycling service for existing household garbage customers in the Richmond Valley area. The 240-litre yellow bins will be collected each fortnight on the same day as Council’s weekly garbage collection...

  • 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


    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...

  • Resource Recovery Events

    Resource Recovery Events