Community Recycling Centre

At the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) you can drop off a lot of household problem waste that cannot go in your kerbside bins.

This is a free service with no bookings/appointments.


To ensure the safety of staff, residents and members of the community, please be aware of the following safety measures in place:

  • Please do not visit the CRC if you have Cough or Flu symptoms (like fever, sore throat, or runny nose) as you may put other users at risk.
  • All CRC customers are to remain in their vehicles until directed to enter the drop-off area by a staff member.
  • Only enter when the boom gate is lifted for your car by a staff member. Please drive in slowly as cars may be queued in the driveway.
  • All CRC customers are required to self-unload their items without any assistance from staff. Customers should bring someone along to assist if required.
  • All CRC customers must maintain physical distancing (where possible) when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages. 



8 Waltham Street, Artarmon


Open Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 8am - 2pm

(NOT open Wednesday & Thursday)

Saturday and Sunday - 8am - 4pm

Closed on most public holidays (eg. Aust Day).



With more residents dropping off problem waste each year, and limited room at the CRC for storage of waste before pickup, limits apply on the maximum quantity of waste dropped off per visit. So only household quantities apply - with a maximum limit of 20 litres or 20kg per customer per drop off.



  • paint (oil and water-based)
    limit of 20L of paint in containers no larger than 20L each (eg. 2 x 10L cans OR 1 x 20L can OR 5 x 4L cans) per customer per drop off
  • motor oils and others (incl cooking oil)
    limit of 20L of oil in containers no larger than 20L each (eg. 2 x 10L cans OR 1 x 20L can OR 5 x 4L cans) per customer per drop off
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent, halogen, LED globes and tubes
  • e-waste (eg. computers, TVs, small electrical appliances), please remove plastic packaging on CDs/DVDs and VHS tapes
    limit of 20kg per customer per drop off, (refer to alternative disposals here)
  • household batteries
  • lead acid batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
  • aerosols
  • smoke detectors    
  • mobile phones
  • x-ray films. 
    limit of 20kg per customer per drop off
  • printer cartridges
    sorry only these brands: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Roland, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba
  • wearable textile (trial phase)
    limit of 20kg of good condition clothing, shoes, handbags, belts and hats per customer per drop off


NOT Accepted

White goods (fridges etc).

Household chemicals and cleaners, acids and alkalis, motor fuels, garden and hobby chemicals, try -


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Why use the CRC?

Most of the items accepted at the CRC can be reused or recycled. By sorting our waste and taking it to a recycling centre, we are:

  • keeping potentially hazardous waste out of landfill
  • helping improve recycling rates and
  • saving water, energy and other valuable natural resources.

Around 4 tons of hazardous waste is collected each weekend and more than 3 tons of e-waste is collected each week. This potentially toxic waste is diverted from landfill and sent for recycling and processing.

Please handle and transport your materials carefully and safely. Protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leaks or breaks.



Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is partnered by these NSROC Councils: Hunters Hill Council, Lane Cove Council, Mosman Council, North Sydney Council, Ryde City Council, Willoughby Council,