Hazardous Waste

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is any waste that can pose a direct hazard to the health humans, animals or plants. Hazardous waste includes: 

  • fluorescent lights
  • smoke detectors
  • paint cans
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • batteries
  • oils
  • printer cartridges
  • x-ray films.

Hazardous waste cannot be placed in your residential waste bins as it must be disposed of safely.

How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

There are a number of waste to dispose and recycle hazardous waste. 

North Sydney Community Recycling Centre

The Community Recycling Centre (NSCRC) is a free service provided by Council's, where you can you can drop off household problem waste that can’t go in your kerbside bins.

The CRC is located at 8 Waltham Street, Artarmon.

Opening Hours
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm.
  • Closed Wednesdays, Thursdays and public holidays.

For more information visit the NSROC website or call 02 9936 8100. 


If you have a large volume of or unacceptable varieties of hazardous waste, you should visit the EPA website or contact them on 131 555 for advice about disposing of your hazardous materials.