Business Waste and Recycling

From 3 July 2023, all commercial premises and businesses that received a Council waste collection service changed over to a new service under Council’s new 3-bin system.

Council’s Commercial Waste services include a standard 2-bin system for all non-food generating businesses, including a 240L yellow-lid recycling bin serviced fortnightly and a 240L red-lid landfill bin serviced fortnightly, on alternate weeks.

Download yearly collection calendar

Commercial 2-bin system:

Yellow-lid Recycling Bin

Red-lid Landfill Bin

Registered food premises 

The NSW Government has mandated that food waste be collected separately from food generating premises, including supermarkets, cafes, pubs and clubs and take-away food shops.

Accordingly, if you currently receive a waste collection service from Council and your premises is also registered on Council’s Food Premises Register, you will receive a 3-bin service. In addition to the 240L red-lid landfill and 240L yellow-lid recycling bins, you will also receive a 240L green-lid bin for food and garden organics, which will be collected weekly.

Green-lid Food and Garden Organics Bin

If you are a food premises but don’t currently receive a Council waste collection service, or you generate any food waste at your premises, you can opt to have a food and garden organics bin. See fees and charges for service costs. Please call Council on 6632 1611 to arrange this service.

By opting to receive a food and garden organics service you will ensure that food waste is composted instead of disposed in landfill, which is better for our environment.

Reducing waste in your business

Across NSW, businesses send more than 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfill each year and around 70% of this could have been recycled or composted. Find out below how your business can make a difference today!

Single-use Plastics Ban

From 1 November 2022, all NSW businesses are no longer permitted to supply or stock single-use and problematic plastics. These include single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls and plates, expanded polystyrene food service containers, cotton buds and certain rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

Single-use items such as these make up 60% of all litter in NSW. By swapping them for reusable, sustainable alternatives, businesses can help our community reduce the amount of waste being generated. To find out more, visit the NSW EPA Website

Circular Cafes

Circular Cafes is for cafés or food business owners ready to do good things, keep food waste out of landfill, kick single use plastics to the kerb and increase circularity of their business. Find out more at

Re-use and Repair Trail

Are you a business that can provide a repair services, or salvage and restore items to ensure they can be reused? Register for free to become part of our regional on-line Northern Rivers Reuse and Repair Trail:


Council has partnered with Huskee to support their reusable cup swap initiative across Kyogle LGA. This initiative assists businesses to transition away from single-use disposable cups and to operate more sustainably. An initial set up of float cups is just the start, when your café registers with this great organisation. Register for HuskeeSwap, by emailing or head to Huskee for more details.

What cafes are already listed?
Head to or download the handy HuskeeSwap app.