Community Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centres, known as CRCs, are permanent drop-off centres for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected via the council kerbside system.

What can I take to a Community Recycling Centre?

The following problem waste items are accepted at CRCs across our region:

  • Most items that are accepted at CRCs can be reused or recycled. This helps to improve our regional recycling rates, as well as saves water, energy and other valuable natural resources.
  • All residents in the New England North West region can drop off problem wastes at their local CRC all year round, free of charge.
  • Only household quantities will be accepted. Maximum container of 20L or 20kg for each waste type.
  • Some CRCs may accept other types of waste. Contact your local CRC to find out if other items are accepted and if any charges apply.
  • Handle and transport your items carefully. Protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leakages or breakages.

Where is your local Community Recycling Centre located?

There are 11 CRCs in operation across our region. See below for details on your nearest Community Recycling Centre.

This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy initiative, funded from the waste levy.  The Community Recycling Centres are operated by your local council in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA).