Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

Our Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is located at Ballina's Waste Management Centre and supports residents to drop off a range of common household hazardous wastes for FREE for quantities of 20kg or 20 litres.

Accepted materials:

  • Paint (oil and water based)  -  if you have multiple paint tins with small volumes left, simply pour them into the same tin for easy transport. Please ensure oil-based and water-based paints remain separated
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Household and car batteries
  • Motor oils and other oils
  • Smoke detectors

Only household quantities accepted, with a limit of 20kg or 20 litres per customer per day. Please transport materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed cannot be accepted. 

By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local CRC, you are reducing waste going to landfill and helping to support a safer environment.

Community Recycling Stations

Ballina Shire Council also hosts Community Recycling Stations to accept common household problem wastes that cannot go into kerbside bins: 

  • Household batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Reading glasses
  • Printer cartridges
  • X-rays

These stations are located at Council's Customer Service Centre, Alstonville Cultural Centre, Ballina Library, Ballina Bunnings and Lennox Head Community Centre.


Connect with us

Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday