What can I drop off for free at my Community Recycling Centre?

Kempsey Shire Council

Items accepted at Community Recycling Centre

Some household waste such as hazardous chemicals, batteries and e-waste don’t belong in our bins but can be dropped off for free at your Community Recycling Centre.

Where can I drop off my problem household waste?

Community Recycling Centres are located at waste transfer stations in South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Bellbrook*, and at the Waste Management Centre on Crescent Head Road.

What can I drop off for free?

It’s surprising what you can drop off for free at your Community Recycling Centre.

Things like household quantities of

  • lead acid batteries and dry cell single use or rechargeable batteries *
  • e-waste, including TVs, DVDs, VCRs, CDs, hi-fis, game consoles and accessories, MP3 players, laptops, PCs and peripherals, tablets, digital cameras, video cameras, computer monitors, printers and scanners
  • gas bottles and fire extinguishers (under 25L capacity) *
  • household paint *
  • metal, including items with high metal content like whitegoods, electrical cords, car parts and wire
  • mobile phones, including chargers and headsets *
  • oil (keep motor, hydraulic and transmission oils separate from cooking oils) *
  • paper and cardboard
  • polystyrene, such as bean bag fill, packing material, produce boxes, fruit and vegetable packing trays
  • printer cartridges *
  • radioactive smoke alarms *
  • recyclable containers like cans, bottles, jars and cartons
  • fluorescent lighting such as mercury-containing globes or tubes *

When can I drop off my household problem waste?

You can drop off your household waste whenever the waste facilities are open which is most days except for some public holidays. You can check locations and opening times here

What about the Mobile Community Recycling Centre?

The Mobile Community Recycling Centre (Mobile CRC) is also available to help reduce stockpiling of problem wastes at home. A new calendar for the service has been created, based on feedback received from the community. The new calendar will operate as of January 1, 2022. It will not operate on public holidays.

Dates for the Mobile CRC are also available on the Kempsey Shire Waste App. Download the Kempsey Shire Waste App from your favourite app store.

*unavailable at Bellbrook Waste Transfer Station

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