Community Recycling Centre

Address: 73 Dump Road Narrabri

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Closed: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Community Recycling Centres are drop off centres for common household problem wastes that cannot be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services. Problem wastes can be disposed at these centres free of charge.

Refer to the Northern Inland Regional Waste website for a detailed breakdown of accepted waste items 

Northern Inland Regional Waste

Recycling Tips & Resources

Return & Earn

The Earn and Return - Reverse Vending Machines is not a Council operated facility. 

All operational questions are to be directed to Challenge Narrabri Recycling at 112 Arnold Street, Narrabri or the Return & Earn website.  

Return & Earn

NSW Container Deposit Scheme

Containers between 150ml and 3 litres are acceptable to be placed in the yellow bin for kerb side collection or they may also be redeem for 10 cents at the Challenge Narrabri Recycling Earn and Return - Reverse Vending Machines.

Eligible Containers

Ineligible Containers

Cans (e.g. soft drinks)

Glass wine or spirit bottles

Bottles (e.g beer bottles)

Juice or Milk containers over 1L

Cartons (e.g. 1 lt milk cartons)

Cordial Bottles

250ml poppers


Recycle Right

There are five types of items that can be placed in your Yellow lid bin for recycling. 

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Glass

Your recycling service saves valuable resources from being buried in landfill where they will never be used again.

When placing items in your recycling bin please:

  • Do not place recyclable items in plastic bags
  • Flatten cardboard
  • Rinse all containers (use your washing up water when finished)
  • Remove lids from bottles and jars. 

General tips on what can be placed in General WasteOrganics and Recycling.

Get your recycling sorted with these tips:

Recycle Right
Recycle Right 2021

Battery Recycling

Never put your used batteries in general waste or recycling bins.

Recycling household batteries is preferable to disposal. Most batteries contain harmful substances such as mercury, cadmium and lead. If they go to landfill these might contaminate the land or groundwater. Three companies in Australia reprocess old batteries to extract sulfuric acid, lead and plastic casing to sell.

Find Your Nearest Battery Recycling Centre

Tip: Avoid battery waste by using rechargeable batteries instead of disposable.

Battery Recycling Tips

Mobile phone batteries

Phone batteries can be recycled through the Mobile Muster program.

Mobile Muster Program