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Wollongong City Council

Community Recycling Centre

Our Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is a free and easy way to recycle problem waste from your household. Items are handled so they don’t harm the environment.

The CRC also accepts regular household recyclables like cardboard, paper, steel cans, rigid plastic bottles and containers, and glass bottles and jars.

Check the list of items you can drop off below before you visit.

Please note, the CRC does not accept business or commercial recyclables.

Our CRC is a NSW EPA Waste Less Recycle More project funded from the waste levy. It's also one of many CRCs across NSW.

The centre is located at our waste disposal depot at Kembla Grange. Turn right at the roundabout before the weighbridge and follow the signs.

Recyclable items
Icon Item descriptionStatus
  Aerosols Available
  Aluminium, glass and plastic containersAvailable
  Car batteriesAvailable
  Cardboard and paperAvailable
See our E-waste page for a full list of items
  Fire extinguishersAvailable
  Fluoro globes and tubesAvailable
  Gas bottles (other)


  Gas bottles (propane)Available
  Household batteriesAvailable
  Mobile phonesAvailable
  Oils (motor)Available
  Oils (other)Available
  Paint and paint tins (oil based)
See our Problem Waste page for more paint recycling options
  Paint and paint tins (water based)
See our Problem Waste page for more paint recycling options
  Scrap metal
Includes many whitegoods made mostly of metal, like microwaves, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers.
Fridges, freezers and air conditioners can also be recycled for a fee - please drive over weighbridge to pay before dropping these items at the CRC.
  Smoke detectorsAvailable
  X-ray film
Please remove film from envelope and place it in the bin marked 'Waste Film Only'.

Please note:

  • There is a dedicated container, bin or area for each type of item. Please check with our CRC attendants if you need help finding the location to leave your items.
  • Dangerous goods or items not listed above won’t be accepted.
  • We update the list above regularly, but our ability to accept items may change at short notice. Please follow any directions of our CRC attendants.

Items must be in household quantities. Except for larger fridges and freezers, items should be no larger than 20kg or 20 litres.

Items dropped off at the CRC are processed to recover materials and resources that can be re-used in many different ways.

Watch the videos below to see what happens to some of the common items accepted at the CRC.






  • Weekdays 7.30am to 4.30pm
  • Weekends and public holidays (including Good Friday) 8am to 4pm.

The Community Recycling Centre is closed on Christmas Day.

Got a question about recycling, waste or reuse? Visit the Wollongong Waste website to Ask a Waste Expert for advice.

We have Community Recycling Stations at selected libraries, which accept household batteries, mobile phones and accessories, smoke alarms and x-rays.

See our Community Recycling Stations page for details.