New Community Recycling Centres in Armidale, Guyra and Oberon
There are now 80 Community Recycling Centres open in NSW. Our newest CRCs opened this month in Armidale, Guyra and Oberon.
You can drop off paints, oils, batteries, fluoro lights, fire extinguishers, gas bottles and smoke detectors at your local CRC. Taking this waste to a CRC improves recycling and reuse rates and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.
So far, NSW residents have dropped off almost 3,500 tonnes of waste. Paint is the most common item brought in. We’ve collected enough paint to paint the Harbour Bridge more than 25 times.
Much of the problem waste dropped off at a CRC can be reused or recycled. If this isn’t possible, it is treated before safe disposal.
Our CRCs are located all over NSW. The most westerly CRC is at Broken Hill, the most northerly is at Tweed Heads and most southerly is at Bega. Our three busiest CRCs are Artarmon, Shoalhaven and Penrith.
Some councils, including Lake Macquarie City Council, have established recycling stations within their libraries and other council buildings to help their communities to dispose of smaller problem wastes, such as batteries and light globes.