Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

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From 5 - 30 January 2024 the CRC will only accept e-waste from residents of the following member Councils: City of Ryde, Hunter’s Hill, Lane Cove, Mosman, Willoughby and North Sydney. Residents from these Councils must show their driver's licence or rates notice.

Please note that a strict limit of 20kg drop-off applies per day. Residents from non-member Councils can use the e-waste drop-off service from 2 February 2024. Find alternative e-waste drop-off locations.

At the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at 8 Waltham Street, Artarmon, you can drop off household problem waste that can’t go in your kerbside bins.

This is a free service with no bookings or appointments.

Holiday hours

The CRC will close at 12pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will reopen on Friday 5 January 2024 at 8am

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8am to 2pm.
Not open Wednesday and Thursday.
Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. 
Closed on public holidays.


With more residents dropping off problem waste each year, and limited storage space at the CRC, there are limits on the maximum quantity of waste dropped off per visit. Household waste is limited to 20 litres or 20 kilograms per customer per drop off.

More information

You can call, email or visit our Customer Service Centre for further assistance.

Contact Council

Accepted items

  • paint (oil and water-based). Maximum limit of 20 litres of paint in containers no larger than 20 litres each (eg. 2 x 10-litre cans OR 1 x 20-litre can OR 5 x 4-litre cans) per customer per drop-off
  • motor oils and others (including cooking oil). Maximum limit of 20 litres of oil in containers no larger than 20 litres each (eg. 2 x 10-litre cans OR 1 x 20-litre can OR 5 x 4-litre cans) per customer per drop-off
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent, halogen, LED globes and tubes
  • e-waste (eg. computers, TVs, small electrical appliances). Remove plastic packaging on CDs and DVDs. Maximum limit of 20 kilograms per customer per drop-off, also refer to alternative disposal here
  • household batteries
  • lead acid batteries (eg. car and motorbike batteries)
  • aerosols
  • smoke detectors
  • mobile phones
  • printer cartridges. Only these brands: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Roland, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba
  • X-ray films (removed from envelope)
  • wearable textiles, including good quality clothing, shoes, manchester, and accessories such as handbags, belts, scarves and hats (up to 20kg per drop off). Trial phase until April 2024

Not accepted items

  • white goods (fridges etc)
  • household chemicals and cleaners, acids and alkalis, motor fuels, garden and hobby chemicals. Visit

Site safety plan

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

  • do not visit the CRC if you have cough or flu symptoms (such as 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. 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. If required, customers should bring someone along to assist
  • all CRC customers must maintain physical distancing when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages.


Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is partnered by these Councils

  • Hunters Hill
  • Lane Cove
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Ryde City
  • Willoughby
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