The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre is now open.


Your local Community Recycling Centre is now open!

The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre was opened by the Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Member for Lane Cove with the President of NSROC, Mr Richard Quinn, the Mayor of Hunter’s Hill, on 12 April 2017 in a ceremony attended by the Mayors and Councillors of the five partner councils.

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, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 4pm

CRC Christmas opening hours: the CRC will close at 12.00 noon on Sunday 24 December 2017 and not re-open until Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 8am.



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, electrical equipment and small electrical appliances) White goods are not accepted
  • Household batteries
  • Lead Acid Batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
  • Motor and other oils (including cooking oil)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phones
  • X-ray films

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

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.

NSROC received a grant from the NSW EPA through the NSW Environmental Trust with funding from the waste levy to establish the Community Recycling Centre. The centre is operated by North Sydney Council on behalf of the City of Ryde and the Councils of Hunter’s Hill, Lane Cove and Willoughby. The NSW EPA continues to provide financial support in recycling problem wastes and promoting the CRC.

More information

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit  for more information.