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A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Rous Chair talks underground water

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project 2060 on public exhibition. They are currently seeking feedback from people living in the four constituent councils of Richmond Valley, Byron, Ballina and Lismore.

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Track has morphed

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park I see in a letter, dated 1/12/20, of support to Council, the president of the Suffolk...

Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre. Photo supplied.

The Return and Earn scheme has had several successful depots installed in the Northern Rivers and tomorrow Lismore’s popular bulk collection scheme will reappear at the Recycling & Recovery Centre after being closed because of a fire.

The facility will reopen this tomorrow as part of the ongoing staged reopening of the facility.

The front half of the centre is now open with general waste, recycling and green waste disposal available. The Lismore Revolve Shop and the Lismore Pound have also reopened.

The composting pads and the Materials Recovery Facility building damaged in the fire could be closed for a period of up to 12 months while damage assessments and repairs are undertaken.

Compost will not be for sale for many months until the specialty compost aeration system can be replaced.

Council’s Acting Executive Director of Infrastructure Services Peter Jeuken said the reopening and restoration of the facility was happening as fast as possible. ‘We have had a very busy time since we reopened last week and we appreciate some people have been waiting quite some time for the Return and Earn bulk collection centre to reopen,’ he said.

‘People may need to be patient at the bulk collection centre while we work through the expected backlog.

‘This collection centre is essential for community groups, sporting clubs and those recycling big volumes of bottles and cans. We understand how keen people are to see the facility reopen and we will definitely be back in operation tomorrow.

Mr Jeuken says Council appreciates the fire has caused major disruption for local residents but once the Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens, all services will be back to normal, with the exception of our compost sales.

‘This is also an opportunity to thank the community for their patience, Council staff for their commitment, and the EPA and Safework NSW for working with Council to enable progressive reopening of the facility.’

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

The Lismore Revolve Shop is open Tuesday from 9am to 2pm and Thursday/Friday/Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

The Return and Earn container deposit machines at Goonellabah Shopping Centre and Brewster Street in Lismore are still operational to dispose of recyclable containers, and the Brewster Street Drop-off Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station also remain open.

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  1. While the yellow bin (for twelve months), is not sorted and presumably going to landfill in Ipswich, along with the red bin waste stream, will Coucil actually save money, is it something to be continued ?


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