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.



8 Waltham Street, Artarmon


Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 4pm

Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8am - 2pm


Public Holidays

The CRC is closed on all Public Holidays. Details:


Christmas 2018

Mon 24 December -- Open ½ day -- close at 12 MIDDAY

Tue 25 December -- CLOSED --

Wed 26 December -- CLOSED -- normal day closed

Thur 27 December -- CLOSED -- normal day closed

Fri 28 December -- CLOSED -- due to publ hol 26 Dec

29 & 30 December -- OPEN -- normal operating hours

Mon 31 December -- Open ½ Day -- close at 12 MIDDAY

Tue 1 January -- CLOSED --   --

2 & 3 January -- CLOSED -- normal day closed

Sat 26 January -- CLOSED -- public holiday

Mon 28 January -- CLOSED -- public holiday


Easter - closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday


Accepted or not accepted items

You can drop off the following items for FREE. Only household quantities up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20kg will be accepted of these:

  • paint (oil and water based)
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • electronic waste (eg. computers, TVs, small electrical appliances), white goods are not accepted, please remove plastic covers on CDs/DVDs and any plastic or cardboard packaging
  • household batteries
  • lead acid batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
  • motor oils and others (including cooking oil)
  • smoke detectors
  • mobile phones
  • x-ray films

You can NOT drop off the following items:

Household chemicals such as household cleaners, motor fuels, acids and alkalis, garden and hobby chemicals will not be accepted at the CRC. These items must be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event. Find your closest event


Storing and transporting your wastes

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.


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.

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



Agreeing to establish the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre (CRC) were five NSROC Councils: Willoughby Council, Lane Cove Council, Ryde City Council, Hunters Hill Council and North Sydney Council.