The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre


Please be advised that collection of some household problem waste items from the Community Recycling Centre has been impacted following a fire at the processing and storage facility.

From Saturday 7 May, the Community Recycling Centre will will temporarily be unable to accept oils, paints, aerosols, household batteries, gas bottles (including propane) and fluorescent tubes/globes.

Non-impacted waste items are still accepted.

NSROC will update this webpage as soon as full collections recommence.

Residents are asked to safely store their problem waste at home until the CRC is fully operational and collections recommence.

You can drop off the following items for FREE

Only household quantities apply – with a maximum limit of 20 litres or 20kg per customer per drop off.

  • Fluorescent, halogen and LED globes and tubes
  • Electronic Waste (eg. computers, TVs, electrical equipment and small electrical appliances.) Please remove plastic packaging on CDs/DVDs and VHS tapes. Maximum limit of 20kg per customer per drop off. Small microwaves are accepted, but other white goods (like fridges, washing machines or dryers) are not accepted.
  • Household batteries
  • Lead Acid Batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phones
  • X-ray films maximum limit of 20kg per customer per drop off
  • Printer cartridges provided they are one of these brands: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Roland, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.

Why use the Northern Sydney 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

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, Mosman, and Willoughby. The NSW EPA continues to provide financial support in recycling problem wastes and promoting the CRC.

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.

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8 Waltham Road, Artarmon (Click Google Map)

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 4pm

NOTE: Closed on public holidays in NSW

QUERIES: (02) 9936 8100


The following items must be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event.

  • Household cleaners
  • Motor fuels
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Garden and hobby chemicals

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