Skip to content


come and learn more about how to recycle tricky wastes

We are hosting a series of pop-up events to help residents make the most of council services. Come and chat to our friendly team at one of the following locations:

Midcoast Council:
  • Forster Stocklands Shopping Centre, Monday 4 April, 1pm – 4pm
  • Taree Central Shopping Centre, Tuesday 5 April, 10am – 1pm
  • Wingham Library, Tuesday 17 May, 10am – 1pm
Kempsey Shire Council:
  • South West Rocks Library, Wednesday 27 April, 10am – 1pm
  • Kempsey Central Shopping Centre, Tuesday 3 May, 10am – 1pm
Nambucca Valley Council:
  • Nambucca Plaza, Friday 27 May, 9am – 12 noon
  • Macksville Shopping Centre, 1pm – 4pm
Bellingen Shire Council:
  • Bellingen Main Street near IGA, Friday 6 May, 11am – 2pm
  • Dorrigo Main Street TBC
Coffs Harbour City Council:
  • Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, Thursday 12 May, 9am – 12noon
  • Coffs Central Shopping Centre, Thursday 12 May, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council:
  • Wauchope Library, Tuesday 24 May, 1pm – 4pm
Go in the draw to win a rechargeable battery set worth nearly $100 by completing a short survey.

Drop off for FREE at your CRC

Community Recycling Centres (CRC) have been designed to collect and appropriately dispose of ‘household problem wastes’. Most components are recycled!

By using CRCs, you will:

  • Save money – it’s free!
  • Keep our workers safe
  • Reduce waste to landfill
  • Support a safer and cleaner environment

The items listed on the right 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.

The items listed on the right are accepted at Community Recycling Centres in NSW.

CRC Items accepted

SMALL ITEMS, STORAGE and transport

Community Recycling Stations (CRS) make it easier for you to drop off small items such as batteries and smoke detectors. When you only have small items it’s not always practical or convenient to visit your local CRC. Instead you can 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.

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.

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.

MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.