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Sustainability

Actions we can all take towards an innovative and environmentally sustainable Shire with resilient, diverse and thriving communities and ecosystems.

Let's be empowered to action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, potable water use, waste sent to landfill, and on increasing our urban forest, and protecting and enhancing biodiversity. We can call do our part to demonstrate leadership and environmental innovation in our homes, at work and in our daily lives.

There are many ways to reduce greenhouse emissions, water usage in the home not only reducing your impact on the environment but also saving you money.
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In the Home

Car share is an effective way to reduce traffic congestion and emissions and make the most efficient use of on-street parking space.
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Car Share

Electric vehicles are a key component in the transition to zero emissions transport and communities
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Electric Vehicles

Cut energy costs and get up to date support and energy advice for your business.
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At Work

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Compost & Worm Farming

Rainwater tanks store rainwater run-off from your roof and offer an alternative water supply for use in your home and garden.
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Rainwater tanks

Whether it is a garden or home makeover you’re after, Hornsby Shire Council runs sustainability workshops throughout the year to to help you live a smarter and more environmentally life and save money.
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Workshops and Education

Hornsby Shire Council is preparing their Environmental Sustainability Strategy, and you're invited to take part in this survey to help us develop our strategy.
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Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Hornsby Shire Council has 192kW of solar panel systems and one 15kW wind turbine on Council buildings, libraries, works depot and park facilities.
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Renewable Energy Sites

More residents in Hornsby Shire will be able to generate their own electricity through a Council-backed campaign that makes going solar easier than ever.
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Thinking of Going Solar?

Cities Power Partnership is a free national program that exists to celebrate and accelerate the emission reduction and clean energy successes of Australian towns and cities.
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Cities Power Partnership

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Sustainable Business Newsletter

Subscribe to our quarterly Sustainable Business newsletter designed to give Shire businesses quick and easy links to sustainability wins.

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SunSPoT Solar Calculator

SunSPoT solar calculator is now available to Hornsby Shire residents and businesses, to help you make an informed solar purchasing choice.

Find Out How

Waste & Recycling Enquiries
Please call the Waste Hotline on
13 70 30.
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm