Recycling and reducing waste

Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. 

When items like batteries and chemicals are not disposed of correctly, they pollute the air and soil and can end up in our waterways.

Workshops and events

Beeswax wrap workshops – multiple locations

Create your own beeswax wrap at a free community workshop in July!

Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to plastic wrap. They can be used to cover and cling to bowls, wrap sandwiches and vegetables, and more.

Attendees will be provided with all the tools and guidance to make their own wrap. Information will also be provided on how to make the wraps at home.

Workshops are suitable for ages 5 and above. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registrations are essential as places are limited.

Choose a location below to register:

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Thursday 11 July 2024

Friday 12 July 2024

Where does the Tweed’s recycling go?

Have you ever wondered what happens with recycling collected from yellow bins? Here's an overview of how your recycling is processed at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Chinderah.

Plastic, paper, cardboard and metal are sent to processors based on demand. Our recyclables do not go to landfill. 

Community recycling stations

Council Foyer

Household batteries (up to 6 volt), printer cartridges and mobile phones can be dropped into our mini recycle stations at our Tweed and Murwillumbah offices.

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre in the Technology Centre

Household batteries and mobile phones/accessories only.

Free recycling and household waste drop-off

Drop many items off for free at Council’s Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre (the tip). A fee may apply for some items.

Return and Earn (container deposit scheme)

Return earn

Turn bottles, cans and cartons into cash at the Return and Earn

Vending machines are available at Chinderah, Kingscliff, Pottsville, Terranora, Tweed Heads South and Tweed Heads.

New automated depot at 57 Ourimbah Road Tweed Heads – no sorting, no counting, no volume limit – quick, easy, walk away with cash instantly.

Tweed residents recycled nearly 80 million containers over 3 years.

It’s a great way for kids to earn some pocket money!

What goes in which bin? 

Find out how to recycle and dispose of different waste items using Council's search tool

Clean Up Australia Day

Join your local community group and help to clean up our waterways, parks and beaches on Clean Up Australia Day. You can now register to clean up everyday.

ABC's War on Waste

Looking for inspiration? This TV series sparked action across the nation. Craig Reucassel targets plastic water bottles, straws, e-waste, fast furniture, food waste and the recycling crisis.