2017 Media Releases

New Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

19 April 2017


Willoughby residents can now recycle various types of problem waste free of charge, at the newly opened drive through Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre, in Artarmon. 

The Honourable Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning and Member for Lane Cove opened the centre on Wednesday 12 April, which is jointly operated by Willoughby City Council, Hunter's Hill Council, Lane Cove Municipal Council, City of Ryde, North Sydney Council. This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

Residents can drop off household problem waste that cannot go in kerbside bins, including:

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

“This is the first drive through centre of its kind to be opened on the North Shore and a very exciting collaboration between five Councils and the State Government’s NSW EPA. Most of the items accepted at the Centre can be reused or recycled and by dropping it off you can help keep potentially hazardous waste out of landfill, improve recycling rates, and save water, energy and other valuable natural resources,” said Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney.

The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre is located at 8 Waltham Street, Artarmon and open 8am - 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 8am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For further details on what materials can be dropped off, and how to safely transport them, visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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