Jun 172012
 
Postal Address PO Box 219, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482
Address 70 – 90 Station Street, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482
Phone 02 6626 7000
Fax 02 6684 3018
DX 20007 Mullumbimby
Area (sq Km) 567
Population 32126
Email council@byron.nsw.gov.au
Web Address http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au
Contact page http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/contact-information

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Tag a home grown festival you'd like to see get support as part of our Events & Festivals Sponsorship fund below...

Applications are now open.

For more information click the link below:
www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Home/Tabs/Public-Notices/Applications-open-for-2018-Events-and-Festivals-Spo...

featured - last year's recipients Japan Festival Byron Bay
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Tag a home grown festival youd like to see get support as part of our Events & Festivals Sponsorship fund below...
Applications are now open.
For more information click the link below:
https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Home/Tabs/Public-Notices/Applications-open-for-2018-Events-and-Festivals-Sponsorship-Fund
featured - last years recipients Japan Festival Byron Bay

 

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Any festival that involves youth of the shire 👍

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk

Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures photo competition. 😊📷

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk

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Our overfull bin program starts tomorrow!

Dirty paper and carboard items like pizza boxes, paper towels and tissues go in your GREEN (or compost) bin. These items are too dirty to recycle.

See our full A-Z recycling guide here. www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Services/Waste-recycling/Bin-collection-services/Your-bin-collection-days
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Is there a reason why myocum residents don't have a green bin?

.?milk cartons

Jacob Scicluna

Dog Poo bags?

No green bin. It will go where I put it

Symantha Butts

Silly me has been putting them in recycling !!! Spread the word Sista!

We are a family on the edge of mullumbimby town centre and classed as agricultural so don’t get a green bin unfortunately. Both our red and yellow bins are full after one week. We burn paper and cardboard and compost goes in the bushes. We try and cut down on packaging waste in the bins. I wish byron council would collect all bins weekly so they are not overflowing.

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- Keep it simple.

- Keep your recycling as CLEAN as possible.

- Don't bag your hard recyclables.

- No dirty paper and cardboard like pizza boxes, No nappies, food, clothing, string, chip packets or baby food pouches.

- Don’t put anything smaller than a business card in your recycling bin.

For more information about what can go in your bins ask us in the comments section or visit our website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Services/Waste-recycling/Bin-collection-services
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My green waste didn’t get taken ? It was only cardboard in it which is stated is ok?

I appreciate these tips 🌿

Where do cd’s go?

Can bio plastic (PLA) smoothie cups and take away containers go in the yellow bin? What about coffee cups with PLA lids?

Byron Shire Council we are so behind compared to other countries. there are building techniques, road techniques and even these ...https://www.facebook.com/earthship/photos/pcb.10155919103529724/10155919097279724/?type=3&theater

More of these videos and more often please the best way to educate

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Councils in the Northern Rivers are NOT sending their recycling to landfill following the changes in China.

Byron Shire Council knows that this issue is important to the community and environment and wants to reassure residents that we are not landfilling recyclables and there are no plans to do so in the future.

Recyclables collected in yellow bins each fortnight will continue to be taken and managed at Lismore City Council’s regional sorting facility.

We currently have markets for most recyclables and the remainder will be stockpiled until new market opportunities are found.

Councils along with other tiers of government and industry are working to find solutions that will drive innovation and investment in local technology and processing in Australia.

Please keep up the great recycling work and help us out by making sure you put the correct items into each of your kerbside bins.

Here are some simple tips to help us all cope with the changes:

.Avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle!
•Keep your recycling as CLEAN as possible.
•Keep it simple – recycling bins are for aluminium, steel, glass, all hard plastics, bagged soft plastics, paper and cardboard.
•Please don’t undo your excellent recycling work by putting incorrect items into your recycling bins like nappies, food, clothing, string, chip packets and dirty paper and cardboard.
•Don’t put anything smaller than a business card in your recycling bin.
•Please take all larger, bulk waste and recyclables to the Resource Recovery Centre at 115 The Manse Road Myocum.

www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Media-centre/Media-Releases/Keep-recycling-Byron-Shire-while-Austral...
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Councils in the Northern Rivers are NOT sending their recycling to landfill following the changes in China.
Byron Shire Council knows that this issue is important to the community and environment and wants to reassure residents that we are not landfilling recyclables and there are no plans to do so in the future.  
Recyclables collected in yellow bins each fortnight will continue to be taken and managed at Lismore City Council’s regional sorting facility. 
We currently have markets for most recyclables and the remainder will be stockpiled until new market opportunities are found. 
Councils along with other tiers of government and industry are working to find solutions that will drive innovation and investment in local technology and processing in Australia. 
Please keep up the great recycling work and help us out by making sure you put the correct items into each of your kerbside bins. 
Here are some simple tips to help us all cope with the changes: 
.Avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle! 
•Keep your recycling as CLEAN as possible. 
•Keep it simple – recycling bins are for aluminium, steel, glass, all hard plastics, bagged soft plastics, paper and cardboard. 
•Please don’t undo your excellent recycling work by putting incorrect items into your recycling  bins like nappies, food, clothing, string, chip packets and dirty paper and cardboard. 
•Don’t put anything smaller than a business card in your recycling bin.
•Please take all larger, bulk waste and recyclables to the Resource Recovery Centre at 115 The Manse Road Myocum.
www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Media-centre/Media-Releases/Keep-recycling-Byron-Shire-while-Australia-works-on-new-solutions

 

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#shameonipswichcouncil

How about councils give incentives for new businesses to set up that and recycle our waste? Like no council contributions.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabion Good for making gabions

Great to read. On that note... Does BSC/ Richmond Waste plan to offer the commercial equivalent of Green Bins to the shire's eateries? Some cafés have taken the initiative and already pass on their coffee grounds. Wouldn't it be great if the shire's largest producers of food scraps could know their green waste was being composted after collection?

"and the remainder will be stockpiled" hmmmmmmmmm

Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson

Jasen Knibb Thelma Knibb

The picture looks like bricks. I've heard there's a homelessness issue. Build a house, put cob on the walls and make an open centre. Just a thought. 😄😉

recycle reuse a resource looking for somewhere to happen <3

Take a leaf from Sweden...they burn theirs to create electricity....food for thought

Try and take cans and bottles to the collection machines and get 10 cents for each can and bottle

Good it pushes the Gov and councils to implement new clear strategies on home ground. where it should be.

Could work well. Have to anchor them to ground, maybe with Rio Bar. Insulation properties would be excellent.

Could make cost effective dwellings. Maybe anchor them with rio bar. Render both sides. Great insulation properties. Similar to straw bale construction. Fire might be a issue.

GREAT NEWS! Aussie innovation will win.

Jon Laurenson

Has Byron Shire Council considered collecting recycling from the local high school?

So why don't the councils band together and create a recycling facility as a joint venture, so we can all protect the environment. And create jobs in Australia. Surly it would be cheaper than continually shipping it all the way to China, anyway..

I’ve spent the last year or so designing and patenting an awesomely cool recreational product using recycled plastic. The product is totally cool according to the hundreds of kids we have put it in front of. The bigger vision and mission for the business is ambitious, far from impossible but I can’t do it on my own . I’m currently looking for equity partners and joint venture / strategic partners. Too right Kevin Devlin, a local shredder/ remelt/ extrusion plant is right on the money . sallenconsulting.wixsite.com/konvert

Hey make sure you tell TOURISTS WHICH BIN IS FOR WHAT --- What I have seen they could not care LESS !!!!! Wake Up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Should be building our own recycling centres instead if increasing our carbon footprint by shipping over seas.

Funny how it all changes when China says no more. Why didn’t we see this coming? Politics of ignorance again?

And we are lemmings John. It takes facing the precipice before we act.

Explain,bagged soft plastics

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