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Community Recycling Centre


Free Community Recycling Centre is now open

At the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) you can drive through and drop off household problem waste that cannot go in your kerbside bins. This is a free service. 



The new CRC is located at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon (View Google Map)

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm    

Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays. For the 2018/19 Christmas and New Year Period, please note the following hours:

Monday 24 DecemberOpen ½ dayClosing at 12noon/midday
Tuesday 25 December CLOSED 
Wednesday 26 DecemberCLOSEDNormal day closed
Thursday 27 December CLOSEDNormal day closed
Friday 28 December CLOSEDDue to Public Holiday 26 December
29, & 30 December OPENNormal hours - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 31 DecemberOpen ½ DayClosing at 12noon/midday
Tuesday 1 JanuaryCLOSED 
2 & 3 January CLOSEDNormal day closed
Saturday 26 JanuaryCLOSEDPublic Holiday
Monday 28 January CLOSEDPublic Holiday


You can drop off the following items for FREE:

  • Paint (oil and water based)
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • Electronic Waste (eg. computers, TVs, DVD players, CD players, electrical equipment and small electrical appliances)
  • Household batteries
  • Lead Acid Batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
  • Motor and other oils (including cooking oil)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phones
  • X-ray films
  • White goods are not accepted

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. This is equivalent to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms for each of the items listed above.

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. To find your closest event click here  

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. 

City of Ryde, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby Councils are pleased to have joined together with assistance from the NSW EPA to reduce and manage Household Problem Waste by establishing our new Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit  for more information.