Community Recycling Centres (CRCs)are facilities designed to collect and appropriately dispose of ‘household problem wastes’. These are items that cannot go into your red, yellow or green bins at home as they can cause harm to the environment and the people who sort your waste. Disposed of appropriately through your CRC, most of the materials are able to be recycled.

Community Recycling Stations (CRS)are custom designed cabinets that aim to make it easier for residents to drop off small CRC materials and some additional items that can be recycled but not through your yellow bin. CRSs accept smoke detectors, household batteries, mobile phones and x-rays.

The program is funded by the NSW EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy.

How should I collect and transport materials?

We understand that no-one wants to make a special trip to the CRC for one or two items, so we’ve put together some suggestions for how to store your items up to make a trip worthwhile. Remember, please do not put these items in your red, yellow or green bin – they can cause harm to the people who help sort your waste and recycling.

what items do they accept?

The following waste items are accepted at Community Recycling Centres in NSW:

Only household quantities of the materials listed on the right will be accepted. As a guide a maximum container of 20 litres or 20 kilograms for each of the wastes listed is appropriate.

Depending on which Community Recycling Centre you visit, other waste materials can also be dropped off for reuse, recycling or safe disposal.

MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

Link to Kempsey Shire Council Website
Coffs Harbour Council - link to website
Port Macquarie Hastings Council link to website
MidCoast Council link to website
Bellingen Shire Council link to website
Nambucca Shire Council link to website
This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
NSW Environment Protection Authority