The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

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

The Northern Sydney CRC is continuing normal hours during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note there are COVID-19 control measures in place.  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.

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

Please note our Australia Day Closure.

The CRC will be closed on Tuesday the 26th of January 2021. It will reopen on Friday the 29th of January 2021.

For queries please phone: (02) 9936 8100

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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, 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.