A lignin-quaternary adsorbent was made from lignin after phenolization and then amination. As-prepared adsorbent was characterized by SEM, IR and DMA. Effects of adsorbent dose, initial pH and concentration on 2, 4, 6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) removals from aqueous solution by adsorption of this adsorbent were comprehensively investigated. IR spectra showed that the product comprises quaternary ammonium groups in the form of ether bond. The mechanical strength of the adsorbent is enhanced by combining of PVA. It was possible to remove 66% of TNT from aqueous solution with 0.1 g of the adsorbent under certain conditions (100 mg/L and 25 °C). The results indicated that the amount of TNT adsorbed onto the adsorbent increased with increasing initial concentration; however, it decreased with an increase in pH. The adsorption process was determined to be consistent with the Langmuir isotherm.