The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

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

Important Notice

The Northern Sydney CRC  will re-open following the lockdown, at 8 am on Friday 15th October.

Only one car will be allowed to unload at a time, so some queuing should be expected.  CRC Staff will maintain social distancing and not have contact with visitors. Please comply with all requests made by our CRC staff.

When open the CRC will operate with a COVIDSAFE plan in place to allow physical distancing and limit the number of people dropping off items simultaneously. The CRC will be open during its normal operating hours (no bookings/appointments).

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

• Please do not visit the CRC if you have Cough or Flu symptoms (like fever, sore throat, or runny nose) as you may put other users at risk
• All CRC customers are to wear mask, sign in using NSW Government’s QR code and are to remain in their vehicles until directed to enter the drop-off area by a staff member
• Only enter when the boom gate is lifted for your car by a staff member. Please 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. Customers should bring someone along to assist if required.
• All CRC customers must maintain physical distancing when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages.

Regular Opening hours:
–   Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8am – 2pm
–   Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 4pm
Please note closed on public holidays in NSW.

For queries please phone: (02) 9936 8100.

Outside business hours this line diverts to North Sydney Council’s after hours and emergency call service.


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You can drop off the following items for FREE:

  • Paint (oil and water based)  max limit of 20L of paint in containers no larger than 20L each (eg. 2 x 10L cans OR 1 x 20L can OR 5 x 4L cans) per customer per drop off
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 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)
  • Motor and other oils (including cooking oil)  max limit of 20L of oil in containers no larger than 20L each (eg. 2 x 10L cans OR 1 x 20L can OR 5 x 4L cans) per customer per drop off
  • 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, Toshiba


With more residents dropping off problem waste each year, and limited room at the CRC for storage of waste before pickup, limitations have to apply on the maximum quantity of waste dropped off per visit. So only household quantities apply – with a maximum limit of 20 litres or 20kg per customer per drop off.

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, 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.

Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

Hornsby Shire Council opened the Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in December 2017.  Location: 29 Sefton Road Thornleigh

Opening hours: Tue to Fri : 8.30am – 4.00pm; Sat 8.30am – 12.00pm

For more details visit : Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre

More information

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