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Apartment Living Program

Do you live in an apartment and would like to improve recycling in your building? More than 20 percent of Hornsby Shire residents live in apartment buildings which generally have lower rates of recycling than single dwellings.

Council has developed the ‘Apartment Living Program’ to assist residents with making improvements to the quality and quantity of recycling collected in their apartment. This free service includes a bin inspection and assessment, free signage and bin stickers, information packs and letters for residents, and more. Building/strata managers, owner’s corporations or residents can nominate their building to be part of this new program. For more information or to register your building please email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Facility Updates

29 January 2021 – It is now mandatory to sign in on the NSW Government COVID Safe QR Code app each time you visit our facilities.

In accordance with NSW Health’s Public Health Orders, as of midnight Friday 29 January 2021, face masks are strongly recommended for patrons attending Council's libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh. If you do not have a face mask, our friendly team will supply you with one free of charge. Patrons attending Hornsby Shire Aquatic & Leisure Centres and the Thornleigh Brickpit are not required to wear a mask. 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

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

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New Polystyrene Collection

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

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Waste Matters

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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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