Illawarra Shoalhaven

Community Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are permanent drop-off facilities for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected through Council kerbside waste and recycling bins. 

NSW householders can drop off problem waste at these centres year round – it will be recycled and it’s FREE!

Community Recycling Centres are available across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region to safely dispose of items including:

  • Paint
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Household batteries
  • Motor oils
  • Car batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fluoro globes and tubes

Household quantities will be accepted for recycling free of charge – generally 20 litres or 20 kilograms of each waste type.

Please make sure you handle and transport these items safely and place items in a box or tray in your vehicle to restrict movement and capture and potential leaks.

To find your nearest Community Recycling Centre or for more information, visit