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What Waste and Recycling Services do I receive?

Standard Level of Waste and Recycling Services

Hornsby Shire Council’s Waste and Recycling service is provided on dwelling type.

Single house and townhouses, terrace houses
(with their own bins and street frontage) receive:

  • One 140L red lid garbage bin, collected once a week
  • One 240L yellow lid recycling bin, collected once a fortnight
  • One 240L green lid waste bin, collected once fortnight (collected alternate week to yellow lid recycling bin)
  • Scheduled bulky waste collection, twice yearly (maximum 3 cubic metres)

Town houses, terrace houses, 3 storey multi-unit blocks on quiet streets
(with shared bins) receive:

  • 240L garbage bins, collected twice per week
  • 240L recycling bins, collected weekly
  • No green waste bins
  • Scheduled bulky waste collection monthly (maximum 3 cubic metres)

Town houses, terrace houses, 3 storey multi-unit blocks on main roads
(with shared bins) receive:

  • 240L garbage bins serviced twice per week
  • 240L recycling bins serviced weekly
  • No green waste bins
  • No bulky waste collection

5 Storey high rise buildings
(with shared bins) receive:

  • 240L or 660L garbage bins, collected twice a week
  • 240L recycling bins, collected weekly
  • No green waste bins
  • No bulky waste collection

High rise buildings over 5 storeys
(with shared bins) receive:

  • 660L or 1100L garbage bins, collected three times a week
  • 240L recycling bins, collected twice a week
  • No green waste bins
  • No bulky waste collection

For more information on how the number of shared bins is calculated, see Waste Generation rates for shared bins requirements.