Community Recycling Centres are NOW OPEN across the region

Waste Matters

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. Maximum 20 litres or 20 kilos of each material accepted per visit.

Depending on which of the region’s 8 Community Recycling Centres you visit, other problem waste materials can also be dropped off for reuse, recycling or safe disposal.

Drop off your household problem waste

(NSW) Residents can drop off the following waste items for FREE at any of the region's Community Recycling Centres:

 Find a CRC near you

Why use the Community Recycling Centres?

Problem waste dropped off at Community Recycling Centres will be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. By sorting your waste and taking it to your local centre, you will:


• Save money – it’s free!

• Reduce waste to landfill

• Support a safer and cleaner environment


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.


Stow until you can go

Storing and transporting your problem wastes

When you only have small items e.g. batteries or a small quantity of household problem waste to dispose of, it’s not always practical or convenient to visit your local CRC. Instead set up easy and safe storage at home and ‘stow until you can go’ to make the most of your next trip to the CRC.


Download printable labels for use at home

Household batteries – collect@home for recycling

Australians use thousands of tonnes of batteries every year. Most will end up in landfill but they don’t have to!

Household batteries can be recycled by dropping them off for free at your local Community Recycling Centre, Community Recycling Station or at an Aldi Store.


Collect your batteries at home until you have enough to drop off for recycling. Contact your council to find out where you can get a reusable battery box or make up your own at home

Download the battery recycling info card


Watch battery box assembly video here

What happens to problem wastes?

Most of the items accepted at Community Recycling Centres can be reused or recycled. To find out what happens to the problem wastes you drop off click here or watch the videos below to learn more.


For more information on your local CRC, contact your local council or visit


Community Recycling Stations

Community Recycling Stations (CRS) are small cabinets generally placed at libraries and council facilities such as community centres, to allow for the convenient and free drop-off of small quantities of common household problem wastes.


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Visit your local Council's website for more info on waste and recycling



Ballina Shire

Byron Shire

Clarence Valley

Richmond Valley

Tweed Shire


Lismore City

This is a Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.