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Bulky Waste Collection - Apartments

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Council provides a bulky waste collection once a month for selected apartment buildings. Your scheduled bulky waste collection is for large unwanted household items. Bulky waste items go straight to landfill so should be a last resort disposal option. If you live in an apartment building which is 3 storeys and below, you are eligible for Council’s Bulky Waste collection service.

Important information about your bulky waste collection

  • Size matters when it comes to your bulky waste! Maximum of 3 cubic metre size limit (3m x 1m x 1m) per complex. If your building exceeds this amount you will be asked to remove it
  • Deconstruct furniture where practical to help reduce volume
  • Items must be easily lifted by two people
  • Maximum 2 metre length for any item
  • Placing your bulky waste out more than one day before your collection date is considered illegal dumping and fines may apply
  • Small household items should be placed straight into your red lid garbage bin or garbage chute
  • Click here to find out what items are accepted and not accepted in your collection.

Bulky waste collection dates for buildings 3 storeys and below

The South area includes suburbs from:

  • Beecroft
  • Cherrybrook
  • Cheltenham
  • North Epping
  • Normanhurst
  • Pennant Hills
  • Thornleigh
  • West Pennant Hills

Bulky waste collection for your apartment block will be: Second Thursday of each month.

Download a copy of the south area bulky waste collection calendar.

Bulky Waste Collection Calendar - South

The North area includes suburbs from:

  • Asquith
  • Hornsby
  • Waitara
  • Wahroonga

Bulky waste collection for your apartment block will be: Third Thursday of each month.

Download a copy of the nort area bulky waste collection calendar.

Bulky Waste Collection Calendar - North

PLEASE NOTE: Not all apartment buildings receive monthly bulky waste collection, please speak with your building manager or contact Waste Hotline on 13 70 30 to confirm collection date.


What you can do if your building is above 3 storeys

Most apartment buildings above 3 storeys have a designated area within their complex where residents can store bulky waste items. You need to contact your Strata Management, Managers Agent, Owners Corporation or Body Corporate to organise all your bulky waste storage and removal requirements.

Options for unwanted items

If your unwanted items are still in good condition, consider donating them to charity or contacting The Bower for a free pick-up service. You can also advertise locally online through Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree or eBay. This helps reduce waste going to landfill and supports community reuse of resources. For more information visit Options for unwanted items

This project is a NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Facility Updates

COVID-19 Update – Monday 10 May 2021

It is 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, face masks are strongly recommended but no longer mandatory for patrons attending Council’s libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers, Thornleigh Brickpit and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh. 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: 13 70 30
Visit: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/waste

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