Community Recycling Centre - Northern Sydney

 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. 

Drop off the following items for FREE

  • Paint (oil and water based).
  • Gas bottles.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Fluorescent, halogen, LED and tubes.
  • E-waste, for example, TVs, computers, iPads and tablets, cables and cords, mouse and other accessories.
  • Household batteries.
  • Lead acid batteries eg. car and motorbike batteries.
  • Motor and other oils (including cooking oil).
  • Smoke detectors.
  • CDs and DVDs (no packaging).
  • Phones (landline and mobile) and chargers.
  • Printer cartridges (only Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Roland, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba brands accepted).
  • 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).

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, visit

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.
  • Saving water, energy and other valuable natural resources.

Willoughby, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Ryde 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 the EPA website for more information.

How to recycle household problem waste

Site Safety Plan

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

  • Do not visit the CRC if you have a cough or flu-like symptoms (such as a fever, sore throat or a 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 the CRC 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. Please bring someone along to assist if required.
  • All CRC customers must maintain physical distancing when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages.


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