Byron Resource Recovery Centre

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The Second Hand Shop will be closed from 14th January until 28th January. Items can still be dropped off and donated to the shop.

When visiting the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, we encourage you to wear a mask where you cannot socially distance.

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 $35 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
  • Woolworths, Mullumbimby
  • Myocum Resource Recovery Centre
  • Woolworths, Byron Bay
  • Bunnings, 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 gets one free drop-off per financial year for:

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

Payment is required for additional waste.

How to use your free drop off

Owner/occupier

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

  • Property's rates notice or quarterly instalment notice.
  • Property's water bill.

Tenants

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:

The free drop off is limited to one trip only.

Hire our courtesy trailer 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 the trailer

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

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.
  • Weekend over-night hire: Pick up 8am Saturday, return by 10:30am Sunday. 

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

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.