Byron Resource Recovery Centre

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Visit the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, the tip, in Myocum to drop off your problem household waste. 

We also have a free trailer for hire when you're ready to get rid of some bulky waste. 

While you're there, drop into the Re-Market tip shop. We sell quality used, recycled and second-hand products that have been salvaged before going to landfill.

Drop off your problem household waste for free at our Community Recycling Centre at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre. You can drop off:

  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Paint
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Car and household batteries
  • Motor and other oils
  • Smoke detectors
  • Electronic waste, such as TV’s and computers.
  • White good like dishwashers and microwaves as scrap metal. 
  • Refrigerators and air-condition units can be dropped off at a cost of $40 per item.

Only household quantities accepted. Maximum container size 20kg or 20L. 

You can also take batteries, light globes and mobile phone to one of the Community Recycling Stations

  • Bangalow Bowls Club
  • Mullumbimby Council Office
  • Myocum Resource Recovery Centre
  • Woolworths, Byron Bay
  • Ocean Shores Shopping Centre

Check out the North East Waste website to see what happens to the problem waste items you take to the Community Recycling Centre.

Leaving items on your nature strip is considered illegal dumping and can incur a fine of up to $4000.

Each household get two free drop-offs per financial year.  You can choose how you wish to use each drop off.  It can be used for either

  • up to 150 kg of bulky waste, or
  • up to 500 kg of green waste. 

You can use the drop-offs in one trip or in two separate trips.  Payment is required for waste beyond the allocated limit.

How to use your free drop off


Take your property rates notice to the Byron Resource Recovery Centre weighbridge for scanning:


For a rental property, you will need to get permission from the property owner or real estate agent.

Take one of the following to the Byron Resource Recovery Centre weighbridge for scanning:


Ken standing next to the trailer for hire from the tip

Hire one of our courtesy trailer's for FREE to:

  • bring household bulky waste or large loads of waste to the Byron Resource Recovery Centre.
  • take items home that you have purchased from the second-hand store at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre.
  • pick up mulch purchased from the Byron Resource Recovery Centre. 

The trailer can only be used within the Byron Shire and is GPS tracked.

How to book a trailer

  1. Call the Byron Resource Recovery Hotline on 1300 652 625 to check availability and book.
  2. Pick your booked trailer up from the Byron Resource Recovery Centre on your booking date.

To hire you will need

  • Proof of residency.
  • Proof of current driver’s license on pick-up.
  • A suitable vehicle that is able to tow a trailer.
  • To sign a hire agreement including detailed terms and conditions.

Hire Times 

  • Weekday day hire: Pick up 8am, return by 2pm

This service is unlimited however every individual trip MUST be booked.

Trailer sizes

  • Trailer 1: 8 x 5 (2.4m x 1.5m x 1.4m) box trailer with walls and a cover. Best suited for larger vehicles and larger volumes of waste.
  • Trailer 2: 8 x 5 (2.4m x 1.5m x 1.2m) box trailer with walls and a cover. Easier for smaller vehicles as it is has a lower cage and is lighter.

Our mobile aerated floor (MAF) composting facility turns more than 3,000 tonnes of garden waste a year in to a pasteurised garden organics product (mulch).

It's super food for your soil.

Using mulch significantly improves soil quality by: 

  • increasing microbial activity
  • assisting with weed and disease suppression 
  • protecting against erosion
  • reducing soil water loss.

Our mulch can be used for:

  • home gardens
  • urban landscaping
  • agriculture
  • land rehabilitation. 

Buy compost from us

Mulch is available to buy for $35/cubic metre and $7/bag.

Contact our Resource Recovery Hotline on 1300 652 625 if you would like to discuss a bulk order.

The Mobile Aerated Floor (MAF) process

MAF technology, was developed in Germany and it aerates the compost through a system of pipes underneath the compost piles.

The MAF technology takes garden waste and turns it into beautiful, rich, mulch in six to eight weeks. This is half the amount of time it takes with conventional composting systems. This minimises energy and water use and maximises output per square meter of composting surface.

We do not charge waste disposal fees to not-for-profit community groups that:

  • run stores that sell second hand and reusable items
  • clean up public land.

View the fee relief application form to find out if your organisation is eligible.