Other items for recycling

While they can't be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin, most unwanted goods can now be fully or partly recycled. Below is a list of items and companies that can recycle them. 
Items for recycling

Car tyres

Contact SUEZ to find the appropriate facility nearest to you.


Cars, car batteries and car parts

Contact SUEZ to find the appropriate facility nearest to you.

Alternatively search under "scrap metal dealers" in the Yellow Pages.


Cartridges

Planet Ark recycles used or empty laser and ink jet cartridges. Take them to your local Australia Post office and place them in the specially marked Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling boxes.


Computers and computer equipment

Recycle your old computers and accessories by taking them to:-

Council's Waste Depot
29 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh
Tuesday to Fridays, 8:30am to 4pm,
Saturdays, 8:30am to 12pm,
Mondays & Tuesdays evenings - closed

No goods will be accepted outside these collection times.

This collection is only for Hornsby Shire residents (proof required). We can only accept household quantities.

For further information call Council’s Waste Hotline on 9847 4856.

Alternatively you can donate your old PC computers and accessories to Technical Aid to the Disabled NSW, where they will be refurbished and loaned to people with disabilities.

Dell’s recycling program also accepts all computer makes and models.


Household batteries

Household batteries can now be recycled. You can drop off your batteries at Epping Library, Council’s Environment Division Counter (Administration Building, 296 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby) or Council’s Waste Depot (29 Sefton Road, Thornleigh). For opening hours call Council's WASTE HOTLINE on 9847 4856.

Alternatively, take household batteries to your nearest Chemical CleanOut.

Household chemicals

Household chemicals can be taken free of charge to an EPA Chemical CleanOut day.  Or your nearest Waste Management Centre may accept chemicals for a fee. For more information visit the SUEZ website or phone 1300 651 116.

Households items and clothing

Most charity stores accept unwanted household items and clothing in good condition. Before donating please contact your chosen charity store to:

  • Ensure they can accept your particular items
  • Find out the store’s opening hours – please don’t dump items outside the door, as this can cost them money in tip fees if the items are not suitable.

Charity stores in Hornsby Shire include:

  • Asquith - Lifeline, 353 Pacific Highway. (02) 9482 4396
  • Berowra Heights - Lions Club Op Shop, 25 Turner Road. (02) 9456 5644
  • Hornsby - Anglicare Op Shop, Florence Street Mall. (02) 9482 2973
  • Hornsby - St Vincent De Paul Store, 41 Jersey Street. (02) 9477 5022
  • Hornsby - Wombat Wardrobe, 1 Jersey Street. (02) 9477 5669

When deciding if you should donate your clothes to a charity please consider, ‘Would you lend the item to a friend?’ If not then chances are the charity doesn’t want it either. You will need to put it in your red lid garbarge bin or take it to a transfer station.

Have you considered swapping clothes with friends and family? It’s a great way to update and change your wardrobe.

Council’s Clothing Exchange for lightly worn or new clothing and accessories is an event held in partnership with Anglicare. Any items that are not swapped at the event are then donated to Anglicare. At this event up to six items can be exchanged for tokens that are then used to swap/shop for another item. For information on the location and date of the next Clothing Exchange please contact Council’s Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Lightly worn children’s clothing and toys in good working order that have been outgrown can be passed on to friends and family. Alternatively, you could organise your own swap party. Call Council’s WASTE HOTLINE 9847 4856 for more information on how to organise a swap party.


Mattresses

Mattresses can now be recycled. Land Savers will collect your old mattress and take it to their recycling facility. Most mattress components including wood, foam, springs and some fabrics can be recycled. Some mattresses are also donated to charity. For more information call 1300 664 303 or visit www.landsavers.com.au.


Mobile phones and batteries

Discard your unwanted mobile phone or mobile phone battery through Mobile Muster, Australia’s official recycling program of the mobile phone industry.


Light globes

Recycling fluorescent household globes and tubes prevents toxic mercury and phosphor from going to landfill and recovers other valuable materials. The ceramic, glass and aluminium recovered is then used in products like fertilizer, glass-wool insulation batts and aluminium cans.

Drop off your incandescent and compact fluroescent light globes and tubes for recycling at:-

Council's Waste Depot
29 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh
Tuesday to Fridays, 8:30am to 4pm,
Saturdays, 8:30am to 12pm,
Mondays & Tuesdays evenings - closed

Please wrap your globes and tubes in newspaper to prevent breakage as broken light globes will not be accepted.


Soil and fill

Contact SUEZ to find the appropriate facility nearest to you.


TVS, stereos, VCRS, DVD and CD Players

Recycle your unwanted televisions, stereos, VCRs, DVD and CD players and their associated cabling by taking them to the Waste Management Depot, 29 Sefton Road, Thornleigh. Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 8am to 7:30pm Tuesday. No goods will be accepted outside these collection times.

This collection is only for Hornsby Shire residents (proof required).  We can only accept household quantities.

For further information call Council’s Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.


Goods not listed?

Visit the Recycling Near You website, a joint project between Planet Ark and Sensis, where you can search for local recycling information by council area or product.