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Waste and Recycling

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.

Keeping Recycling Strong

Some councils in Australia have been affected by the global recycling crisis, due to China refusing to accept recyclable material from other countries. However, Hornsby Shire was not affected by this, as our yellow bin recyclables are taken to the Visy Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Smithfield in Sydney for processing.

Most of our recyclable materials including paper, cardboard, glass, PET and HDPE are used in remanufacturing right here in Sydney. All of our yellow lid recycling bin material continues to be recycled, with no recyclables going to landfill.

Hornsby Shire residents are keen recyclers and actively support kerbside recycling. Keep up the good work Hornsby!

Find Out More

Watch the video below to find out more about how Hornsby Shire's recycling is processed locally, right there in Sydney.

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

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