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Waste and Recycling

COVID-19 Update – 4 January 2021

In accordance with NSW Health’s Public Health Orders, face masks are mandatory for patrons attending Council's libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh (unless exempted under the Order). If you do not have a face mask, our friendly team will supply you with one free of charge. Further information is available on the NSW Health website here.

Council’s Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is open, under appropriate COVID-19 Controls.

The Waste Customer Service Counter is also open to the public, from 8.30am-4pm.

Public enquiries can be directed to Council’s Waste Hotline as normal.

Waste Hotline

Phone: 9847 4856
Visit: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/waste

Hornsby Shire Council is responsible for the collection of waste throughout the Shire. Find out what you need to do with your waste to ensure that it is disposed of safely and efficiently.

Hornsby Shire Council is responsible for the weekly collection of red lid garbage bins and alternating, fortnightly collection of recycling (yellow lid) and garden (green lid) bins.
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Your Weekly Collection

Hornsby Shire residents are among the best recyclers in Australia but sometimes it's not clear what can and cannot be recycled. Read this guide to help you sort your recycling correctly.
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Recycling

There are a number of options to keep your unwanted items out of landfill, from buying or selling second hand, to donating to charities or holding a garage sale.
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Reuse Guide

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.
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Bulky Waste Collection

More than 20 per cent of Hornsby Shire’s residents live in apartment buildings. Council recognises the importance of recycling and the key issues associated with recycling and apartment buildings.
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Apartment Living Program

Recycle your garden and food wastes by composting or worm farming. Not only does this return valuable nutrients to your garden, your are reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
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Organic Waste

Hornsby Shire Council runs sustainability workshops throughout the year to to help you learn smarter and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your waste and save money.
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Workshops, Tours and Events

Single-use plastics make up a large proportion of litter in NSW and they cause enormous damage to the environment as they do not biodegrade and have been proven to cause significant harm to people and the environment, particularly when they break into smaller micro-plastics.
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Single-use plastics policy

Hornsby Shire Council provides local businesses with a range of waste and recycling options.
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Waste and recycling services for businesses

llegal dumping costs Council and the community thousands of dollars each year and damages our environment.
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Illegal dumping

The Waste and Recycling team manage creative projects such Remagine Art Prize, the Waste Matters @ Home video competition and the Community Recycling Centre mural project.
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Community Art Projects

Our Hornsby Shire community is making positive changes to increase recycling and reduce waste going to landfill.
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Local Waste Champions

Waste & Recycling Enquiries
Please call the Waste Hotline on
9847 4856
Monday – Friday 8.30am - 5pm

Find your bin collection dates
Waste Fees and Charges
Workshops, Tours and Events
Frequently Asked Questions

New Polystyrene Collection

You can now drop off Polystyrene at Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre.

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Waste and Recycling Videos

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Get some tips and advice on what you can do to recycle right.

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