Bulky Waste Collection (Kerbside cleanup)

Hornsby Shire Council carries out regular Bulky Waste Collections, when residents can place large items on their nature strip to be picked up and taken to landfill or recycled.

Find the date of your next collection

Bulky waste

Important information about kerbside cleanups

  • Place items on the nature strip at the front of your property on the cleanup date.
  • The maximum volume per collection is three cubic metres. If you exceed this amount you will be asked to remove it.
  • Place metal items in a separate pile for recycling.
  • Make sure items can be easily lifted by two people.
  • Small items can go in you’re your red lid garbage bin.
  • Cardboard can be put into your yellow lid recycling bin or taken to a SITA waste management station
  • Residents of medium density units must place their materials in the designated collection area.
  • Council’s contractor has the right to refuse any unsuitable items.

Remember: Placing your bulky waste out too early is considered illegal dumping.

Accepted items

The following items CAN be put out for collection:
  • Broken and discarded furniture
  • Toys and bicycles
  • Appliances and fittings, including white goods (please remove the doors from refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washing machines, dryers and cupboards)
  • Larger household items 
  • Rolled carpet and underlay (up to 12 square metres)
  • Roof guttering (up to 2 metres long)
  • Small metal items

Unacceptable items

The following items WILL NOT be collected:
  • Garden waste including branches, shrubs, tree stumps and trunks
  • General garbage and food waste
  • Industrial, business, farm or trade waste
  • Building, demolition or renovation materials
  • Motor vehicle bodies, engines, tyres, batteries and parts
  • Gas bottles or dangerous goods
  • Concrete, bricks, rocks and dirt
  • Any liquids (including paints, chemicals, oils etc.)
  • Sheets of glass (with or without frames)
  • Anything larger than 2 metres in length
Click HERE for more information on how to dispose of items that will not be collected


Please remember to place your bulky waste items out

  • On the kerbside in front of your property
  • One day only before your scheduled collection
  • Away from the footpath
  • Metals in a separate pile for recycling
  • No dangerous goods or hazardous materials
  • Place small items in your red lid garbage bin
  • Items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people
  • Items to be less than 2m in length
  • Maximum volume per collect is 3m3