Lismore City Council workers assist with the cleanup along the Bruxner Highway near Goonellabah.
Lismore City Council workers assist with the cleanup along the Bruxner Highway near Goonellabah.

Lismore green waste collection starts Monday

LISMORE City Council has announced it will begin collection of green waste from next Monday.

Council workers are asking residents to please place all green waste on the kerb for pick up while ensuring it does not block footpaths or impact traffic.

People should be aware that workers cannot go into private yards to collect waste - it must be on the kerb.

Council staff suggest anyone who is unable to do this should ask neighbours or friends for assistance if they are unable to haul to the kerb.

"We have a lot to get through and we would really appreciate the help of residents during this time. Help a neighbour if you can and please respect that we can only pick up green waste," urban works engineer Dean Baldwin said.

"We'd have to make it very clear we are NOT picking up general waste. Furniture, carpets and other waste will not be collected and residents will need to dispose of these items themselves."

Council staff will work to the following collection date schedule:

  • From Monday, February 4: Goonellabah, Lismore Heights, East Lismore, Lismore
  • From Wednesday, February 6: North Lismore and South Lismore
  • From Friday, February 8: Richmond Hill and rural villages.

Mr Baldwin said the kerbside collections will only be done once and urged residents to be ready if they wish green waste to be collected free of charge.



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